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Transforming conservation science and practice for a postnormal world.

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Title: Transforming conservation science and practice for a postnormal world.
Authors: Colloff, MJ
Lavorel, S
Van Kerkhoff, LE
Wyborn, CA
Fazey, I
Gorddard, R
Mace, GM
Foden, WB
Dunlop, M
Prentice, IC
Crowley, J
Leadley, P
Degeorges, P
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: We examine issues to consider when reframing conservation science and practice in the context of global change. New framings of the links between ecosystems and society are emerging that are changing peoples' values and expectations of nature, resulting in plural perspectives on conservation. Reframing conservation for global change can thus be regarded as a stage in the evolving relationship between people and nature rather than some recent trend. New models of how conservation links with transformative adaptation include how decision contexts for conservation can be reframed and integrated with an adaptation pathways approach to create new options for global-change-ready conservation. New relationships for conservation science and governance include coproduction of knowledge that supports social learning. New processes for implementing adaptation for conservation outcomes include deliberate practices used to develop new strategies, shift world views, work with conflict, address power and intergenerational equity in decisions, and build consciousness and creativity that empower agents to act. We argue that reframing conservation for global change requires scientists and practitioners to implement approaches unconstrained by discipline and sectoral boundaries, geopolitical polarities, or technical problematization. We consider a stronger focus on inclusive creation of knowledge and the interaction of this knowledge with societal values and rules is likely to result in conservation science and practice that meets the challenges of a postnormal world.
Issue Date: 9-Jun-2017
Date of Acceptance: 17-Feb-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/56664
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12912
ISSN: 0888-8892
Publisher: Wiley
Start Page: 1008
End Page: 1017
Journal / Book Title: Conservation Biology
Volume: 31
Issue: 5
Copyright Statement: © 2017 The Authors. Conservation Biology published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of Society for Conservation Biology. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.
Sponsor/Funder: AXA Research Fund
Funder's Grant Number: AXA Chair Programme in Biosphere and Climate Impacts
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Biodiversity Conservation
Ecology
Environmental Sciences
Biodiversity & Conservation
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
adaptation pathways
adaptation services
adaptive governance
coproduction
global change
learning
transformation
values-rules-knowledge
TRANSFORMATIONAL CLIMATE-CHANGE
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
ADAPTATION SERVICES
ENVIRONMENTAL-CHANGE
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
MONTANE FORESTS
MANAGEMENT
KNOWLEDGE
GOVERNANCE
CHALLENGES
aprendizaje
cambio global
co-producción
conocimiento-reglas-valores
gobernanza adaptativa
servicios de adaptación
transformación
vías de adaptación
Conservation of Natural Resources
Ecosystem
Humans
05 Environmental Sciences
06 Biological Sciences
07 Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences
Publication Status: Published
Conference Place: United States
Appears in Collections:Centre for Environmental Policy
Faculty of Natural Sciences



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