The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems provides a synthetic guide to the range of methods that can be employed in social-ecological systems (SES) research.

The book is primarily targeted at graduate students, lecturers and researchers working on SES, and has been written in a style that is accessible to readers entering the field from a variety of different disciplinary backgrounds. Each chapter discusses the types of SES questions to which the particular methods are suited and the potential resources and skills required for their implementation, and provides practical examples of the application of the methods. In addition, the book contains a conceptual and practical introduction to SES research, a discussion of key gaps and frontiers in SES research methods, and a glossary of key terms in SES research. Contributions from 97 different authors, situated at SES research hubs in 16 countries around the world, including South Africa, Sweden, Germany and Australia, bring a wealth of expertise and experience to this book.

The first book to provide a guide and introduction specifically focused on methods for studying SES, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainability science, environmental management, global environmental change studies and environmental governance. The book will also be of interest to upper-level undergraduates and professionals working at the science–policy interface in the environmental arena.

part |79 pages

Part 1

chapter 1|24 pages

What are social-ecological systems and social-ecological systems research?

ByReinette Biggs, Hayley Clements, Alta de Vos, Carl Folke, Amanda Manyani, Kristine Maciejewski, Berta Martín-López, Rika Preiser, Odirilwe Selomane, Maja Schlüter
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chapter 2|20 pages

Complexity-based social-ecological systems research: philosophical foundations and practical implications

ByRika Preiser, Maja Schlüter, Reinette Biggs, María Mancilla García, Jamila Haider, Tilman Hertz, Louis Klein
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chapter 3|17 pages

The practice and design of social-ecological systems research

ByAlta de Vos, Kristine Maciejewski, Örjan Bodin, Albert Norström, Maja Schlüter, Maria Tengö
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chapter 4|16 pages

How to use this handbook

ByReinette Biggs, Hayley Clements, Alta de Vos, Kristine Maciejewski, Rika Preiser, Maja Schlüter
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part 2|370 pages

Methods for data generation and systems scoping

chapter 5|12 pages

Systems scoping

ByNadia Sitas, Paul Ryan, Lisen Schultz
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chapter 6|12 pages

Ecological field data collection

ByHayley Clements, Karen Esler, Dominic A.W. Henry, Penelope Mograbi, Albert Norström, Chevonne Reynolds
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chapter 7|12 pages

Interviews and surveys

BySheona Shackleton, Joana Carlos Bezerra, Jessica Cockburn, Maureen G. Reed, Razak Abu
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chapter 8|16 pages

Participatory data collection

ByAlta de Vos, Rika Preiser, Vanessa A. Masterson
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part |95 pages

Methods for knowledge co-production and effecting system change

chapter 9|12 pages

Facilitated dialogues

ByScott Drimie, Colleen Magner, Laura Pereira, Lakshmi Charli-Joseph, Michele-Lee Moore, Per Olsson, Jesús Mario Siqueiros-Garcia, Olive Zgambo
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chapter 10|15 pages

Futures analysis

ByTanja Hichert, Reinette Biggs, Alta de Vos
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chapter 11|13 pages

Scenario development

ByTanja Hichert, Reinette Biggs, Alta de Vos, Garry Peterson
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chapter 12|13 pages

Serious games

ByOlivier Barreteau, Géraldine Abrami, Bruno Bonté, François Bousquet, Raphaël Mathevet
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chapter 13|16 pages

Participatory modelling

ByGéraldine Abrami, William’s Daré, Raphaëlle Ducrot, Nicolas Salliou, Pierre Bommel
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chapter 14|12 pages

Resilience assessment

ByAllyson Quinlan, My Sellberg, Arthur Perrotton
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chapter 15|13 pages

Action research

ByJean Boulton, Rika Preiser
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part |117 pages

Methods for analysing systems – system components and linkages

chapter 16|10 pages

Expert modelling

ByStuart Kininmonth, Steven Gray, Kasper Kok
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chapter 17|11 pages

Data mining and pattern recognition

ByJuan C. Rocha, Stefan Daume
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chapter 18|18 pages

Statistical analysis

ByIngo Fetzer, Luigi Piemontese, Juan C. Rocha, Berta Martín-López
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chapter 19|12 pages

Qualitative content analysis

ByRika Preiser, María Mancilla García, Lloyd Hill, Louis Klein
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chapter 20|13 pages

Comparative case study analysis

ByClaudia Pahl-Wostl, Xavier Basurto, Sergio Villamayor-Tomas
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chapter 21|12 pages

Controlled behavioural experiments

ByTherese Lindahl, Marco A. Janssen, Caroline Schill
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chapter 22|14 pages

Institutional analysis

ByGraham Epstein, Sergio Villamayor-Tomas, Michael Schoon
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chapter 23|11 pages

Network analysis

ByKristine Maciejewski, Jacopo Baggio
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chapter 24|15 pages

Spatial mapping and analysis

ByGraeme S. Cumming, Ralf Seppelt
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part |51 pages

Methods for analysing systems – system dynamics

chapter 25|11 pages

Historical assessment

BySarah E. Gergel, Ruth H. Thurstan
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chapter 26|12 pages

Dynamical systems modelling

BySteven J. Lade, John M. Anderies, Paul Currie, Juan C. Rocha
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chapter 27|12 pages

State-and-transition modelling

ByBrandon Bestelmeyer, Maria Fernández-Giménez, Bulgamaa Densambuu, Retta Bruegger
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chapter 28|15 pages

Agent-based modelling

ByMaja Schlüter, Emilie Lindkvist, Nanda Wijermans, Gary Polhill
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part |52 pages

Methods for analysing systems – directly informing decision-making

chapter 29|12 pages

Decision analysis based on optimisation

ByAnne-Sophie Crépin, Stephen Polasky
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chapter 30|14 pages

Flow and impact analysis

ByLisa Deutsch, Max Troell
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chapter 31|14 pages

Ecosystem service modelling

ByMaike Hamann, Justin A. Johnson, Tomas Chaigneau, Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, Lisa Mandle, Jesse T. Rieb
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chapter 32|11 pages

Livelihood and vulnerability analysis

ByCharlie Shackleton, Kate Schreckenberg, Sheona Shackleton, Marty Luckert
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part 4513|29 pages

chapter 33|27 pages

Synthesis and emerging frontiers in social-ecological systems research methods

ByMaja Schlüter, Reinette Biggs, Hayley Clements, Alta de Vos, Kristine Maciejewski, Rika Preiser
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