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Social-ecological network analysis for sustainability sciences: a systematic review and innovative research agenda for the future
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
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Number of Authors: 92019 (English)In: Environmental Research Letters, ISSN 1748-9326, E-ISSN 1748-9326, Vol. 14, no 9, article id 093003Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social-ecological network (SEN) concepts and tools are increasingly used in human-environment and sustainability sciences. We take stock of this budding research area to further show the strength of SEN analysis for complex human-environment settings, identify future synergies between SEN and wider human-environment research, and provide guidance about when to use different kinds of SEN approaches and models. We characterize SEN research along a spectrum specifying the degree of explicit network representation of system components and dynamics. We then systematically review one end of this spectrum, what we term 'fully articulated SEN' studies, which specifically model unique social and ecological units and relationships. Results show a larger number of papers focus on methodological advancement and applied ends. While there has been some development and testing of theories, this remains an area for future work and would help develop SENs as a unique field of research, not just a method. Authors have studied diverse systems, while mainly focusing on the problem of social-ecological fit alongside a scattering of other topics. There is strong potential, however, to engage other issues central to human-environment studies. Analyzing the simultaneous effects of multiple social, environmental, and coupled processes, change over time, and linking network structures to outcomes are also areas for future advancement. This review provides a comprehensive assessment of (fully articulated) SEN research, a necessary step that can help scholars develop comparable cases and fill research gaps.

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2019. Vol. 14, no 9, article id 093003
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social-ecological networks, social-ecological systems, environmental governance, human-environment research, natural resource management
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Ecology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-172972DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab2619ISI: 000482609900002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-172972DiVA, id: diva2:1351649
Available from: 2019-09-16 Created: 2019-09-16 Last updated: 2019-09-16Bibliographically approved

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