Social-ecological complexities and novel ecosystems

Victor H Marin, Colin Maxwell Finlayson

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial-ecological systems of Latin America
Subtitle of host publicationComplexities and challenges
EditorsLuisa E. Delgado, Victor H. Marín
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages149-158
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030284527
ISBN (Print)9783030284510
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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