Getting a handle on social-ecological systems in catchments: the nature and importance of environmental perception

Broderick, Kathleen (2007) Getting a handle on social-ecological systems in catchments: the nature and importance of environmental perception. Australian Geographer, 38 (3). pp. 297-308.

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Abstract

Several bodies of literature inform understanding of environmental perception but incorporation of the key aspects of perception has been limited in environmental management to date. Using a social-ecological systems approach, a case study of communities in the Collie catchment in Western Australia reveals strong place relatedness in both perception of environment condition and the interrelationship of social systems and the environment. Furthermore, it identifies the variation in perceptions by subgroups within communities. Finally, the implications of this research for environmental management are considered and learning and organisation development are identified as key management tools.

Item ID: 2402
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: natural resources; management; environmental perception; social cunstructivism; communities; participation; social-ecological systems
ISSN: 1465-3311
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2009 23:49
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960702 Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment @ 100%
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