Chapter 2. Riding the Rangelands Piggyback: A Resilience Approach to Conservation Management

  1. Johan T. du Toit Head professor2,
  2. Richard Kock Manager3 and
  3. James C. Deutsch4
  1. Brian Walker Research Fellow Chair

Published Online: 10 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317091.ch2

Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems

Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems

How to Cite

Walker, B. (2009) Riding the Rangelands Piggyback: A Resilience Approach to Conservation Management, in Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems (eds J. T. du Toit, R. Kock and J. C. Deutsch), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317091.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Utah State University, USA

  2. 3

    Zoological Society of London, UK

  3. 4

    Cambridge University and Imperial College, UK

Author Information

  1. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177856

Online ISBN: 9781444317091

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Keywords:

  • rangelands and social-attitude threshold;
  • riding systems piggyback allowing self-organization;
  • ecosystem and optimal state of biological evolution;
  • maximum sustainable yield (MSY);
  • sustainable use and rangeland systems;
  • self-organizing processes enhancing resilience;
  • resilience management and alternate stability regimes;
  • resilience and high response diversity;
  • landscape management and scale and cross-scale effects;
  • multiple interacting thresholds

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Resilience

  • Multiple interacting thresholds

  • Identifying thresholds

  • System identity and the significance of a regime shift

  • Dealing with resilience

  • Some insights from a comparison of regional case studies

  • References