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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Revitalizing Human Communities and Reclaiming Biological Communities

William R. Burch, Gary E. Machlis and Jo Ellen Force.

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems

August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 6350 words.

This chapter demonstrates how the Human Ecosystem Model (HEM) offers a unity of understanding with shared concepts, a framework, and a model for resolving complex human ecosystem problems....

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Climate Change, Contaminants, and the Future of Lake Superior

Nancy Langston.

in Sustaining Lake Superior

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 6535 words.

Lake Superior is one of the fastest warming lakes in the world, leading to enormous changes in its ecosystems and human communities. How might changing climates affect the mobilization of...

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Cultivating the Wild on Chicago’s South Side

Michael Bryson and Michael Howard.

in Wildness

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 4355 words.

This chapter tells the story of Eden Place Nature Center, a 3.4-acre oasis of restored land located in an African American community on Chicago’s South Side, that was reclaimed over the...

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The Postwar Pollution Boom

Nancy Langston.

in Sustaining Lake Superior

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 7920 words.

For fifty years, paper towns along Lake Superior boomed: Marathon, Terrace Bay, Thunder Bay, Ontonagon, Munising. But the human and environmental costs of intensive pulp production began to...

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The Mysteries of Toxaphene and Toxic Fish

Nancy Langston.

in Sustaining Lake Superior

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 6877 words.

Toxaphene offers a case study on the history of toxic contamination in Lake Superior fish. How did chemicals such as toxaphene make their way into fish in the postwar era? How did...

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The Roots of Human Ecology

William R. Burch, Gary E. Machlis and Jo Ellen Force.

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems

August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 2816 words.

This chapter looks at how the roots of human ecology lie primarily in general ecology, sociology, geography, and anthropology, as documented by numerous literature reviews. The idea for the...

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Nitrate and Aquifer Protection

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley.

in High and Dry

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 3251 words.

Nitrate is the most common chemical contaminant in groundwater, affecting both human health and ecosystems. This chapter discusses how nitrate in groundwater has affected the health of the...

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Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries

D. G. Webster.

December 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 488 pages.

This book delves into the evolution of marine fisheries governance from early times to the present, showing how responsive governance works—or fails to work—in settings ranging from...

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Wildness

Edited by Gavin Van Horn and John Hausdoerffer.

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 294 pages.

Exploring how people can become attuned to the wild community of life and also contribute to the well-being of the wild places in which we live, work, and play, Wildness brings together...

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The Story Isn’t Over

Julianne Lutz Warren.

in Wildness

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 4750 words.

A poem by Rainer Maria Rilke helps frame how a culture of enlarging Empire has entrapped every being, including its own members, in a world-in-time that some have named the “Anthropocene.”...

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The Birds at My Table

Darryl Jones.

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 352 pages.

Feeding wild birds in gardens and backyards is one of the most popular forms of interaction between humans and wild animals. Yet despite the enormous scale of this activity and the millions...

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Fighting Against Conservation

Benjamin Heber Johnson.

in Escaping the Dark, Gray City

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 16894 words.

This chapter examines how the optimism of conservationists led them to underestimate the challenges their movement faced. Allocating more control to the federal government in the name of...

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Mining, Toxics, and Environmental Justice for the Anishinaabe

Nancy Langston.

in Sustaining Lake Superior

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 8683 words.

In 2011, a company named Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) formed in order to develop the largest open-pit mine in the world—just upstream of the Bad River Band’s reservation on Lake Superior. Owned...

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Cooperation between Species

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg.

in The First Domestication

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 5586 words.

This chapter reviews the study of cooperative behavior between species, with emphasis on examples of cooperative hunting found in a wide range of species. Seen in this context, the idea of...

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Toward a More Perfect Civic Order

William R. Burch, Gary E. Machlis and Jo Ellen Force.

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems

August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 9600 words.

This chapter focuses on the general awakening of conservation organizations throughout the world. In this transition, organizations are learning that if they hope to sustain biophysical...

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High and Dry

William M Alley and Rosemarie Alley.

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 304 pages.

Groundwater is the primary source of drinking water for half of the world’s population and is critical for global food security. Simultaneously, groundwater provides enormous environmental...

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Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation

Edited by John N. Kittinger, Loren McClenachan, Keryn B. Gedan and Louise K. Blight.

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 261 pages.

This edited volume offers a blueprint for using marine historical ecology to confront the challenges of ocean conservation in a rapidly changing world. Marine historical ecology developed...

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Sustaining Lake Superior

Nancy Langston.

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 312 pages.

Sustaining Lake Superior asks, What can we learn from the conservation recoveries of Lake Superior over the past century as we face new challenges of persistent pollutants that...

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Improving Fisheries Assessments Using Historical Data

Alan M. Friedlander, Joshua Nowlis and Haruko Koike.

in Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 12581 words.

The health of fisheries is difficult to assess, because catches are only partially recorded and abundance cannot be directly observed. Understanding the status of fisheries requires an...

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Natural or Anthropogenic?

Jon M. Erlandson, Todd J. Braje, Robert L. Delong and Torben C. Rick.

in Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 10627 words.

In this chapter, Jon M. Erlandson, Todd J. Braje, Robert L. DeLong, and Torben C. Rick examine the process of novel community reassembly following historical overharvest, through an...

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