Earth’s ecosystems are no longer pristine areas (i.e., historical ecosystems); rather, they have been altered by human beings who have used them as sources of goods and services. While doing this, they have modified their ecological structure and introduced non-native species resulting in emerging or novel ecosystems. In this chapter, we discuss the social-ecological complexities associated with Latin American ecosystems and discuss the need to embrace their novelty.
|Title of host publication||Social-ecological systems of Latin America|
|Subtitle of host publication||Complexities and challenges|
|Editors||Luisa E. Delgado, Victor H. Marín|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|