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Holling, C. S.

Overview
Works: 112 works in 254 publications in 3 languages and 5,514 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GF49, 577
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Most widely held works by C. S Holling
Foundations of ecological resilience by Lance H Gunderson( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a theoretical foundation for understanding how complex systems adapt to and recover from licolaised disturbances like hurricanes, fires, pest outbreaks and floos, as well as large-scale perturbations such as climate change
Discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systems by Craig R Allen( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the publication of C.S. Holling's seminal work on the relationship between animal body mass patterns and scale-specific landscape structure, ecologists began to explore the theoretical and applied consequences of discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systems. Are ecosystems and their components continuously distributed and do they adhere to scaling laws, or are they discontinuous and more complex than early models would have us believe? The resulting propositions over the structure of complex systems sparked an ongoing debate regarding the mechanisms generating discontinuities and the statistical methods used for their detection. This volume takes the view that ecosystems and other complex systems are inherently discontinuous and that such fields as ecology, economics, and urban studies greatly benefit from this paradigm shift. Contributors present evidence of the ubiquity of discontinuous distributions in ecological and social systems and how their analysis provides insight into complex phenomena. The book is divided into three sections. The first focuses on background material and contrasting views concerning the discontinuous organization of complex systems. The second discusses discontinuous patterns detected in a number of different systems and methods for detecting them, and the third touches on the potential significance of discontinuities in complex systems. Science is still dominated by a focus on power laws, but the contributors to this volume are convinced power laws often mask the interesting dynamics of systems and that those dynamics are best revealed by investigating deviations from assumed power law distributions. In 2008, a grand conference on resilience was held in Stockholm, hosting 600 participants from around the world. There are now three big centers established with resilience, the most recent one being the Stockholm Resilience Center, with others in Australia (an international coral reef center), Arizona St
Panarchy : understanding transformations in human and natural systems( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating institutions to meet the challenge of sustainability is arguably the most important task confronting society; it is also dauntingly complex. Ecological, economic, and social elements all play a role, but despite ongoing efforts, researchers have yet to succeed in integrating the various disciplines in a way that gives adequate representation to the insights of each. Panarchy, a term devised to describe evolving hierarchical systems with multiple interrelated elements, offers an important new framework for understanding and resolving this dilemma. Panarchy is the structure in which systems, including those of nature (e.g., forests) and of humans (e.g., capitalism), as well as combined human-natural systems (e.g., institutions that govern natural resource use such as the Forest Service), are interlinked in continual adaptive cycles of growth, accumulation, restructuring, and renewal. These transformational cycles take place at scales ranging from a drop of water to the biosphere, over periods from days to geologic epochs. By understanding these cycles and their scales, researchers can identify the points at which a system is capable of accepting positive change, and can use those leverage points to foster resilience and sustainability within the system
Adaptive environmental assessment and management by C. S Holling( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a report on our efforts to develop an adaptive approach to environmental impact assessment and management. It is written for policy makers and managers who are dissatisfied with the traditional procedures and principles and who seek some effective and realistic alternatives. The study was initiated by a workshop convened in early 1974 by SCOPE (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment). The workshop was attended by individuals with an often bewildering range of experience, concerns, and styles - precisely those ingredients that are so useful at the very start of an analysis for defining the full range of issues and possibilities
Barriers and bridges to the renewal of ecosystems and institutions( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of a three-year project involving a combination of prominent ecologists and social scientists, Barriers and Bridges to the Renewal of Ecosystems and Institutions reviews a series of regional examples in its broad-ranging exploration of two key questions: Do institutions learn? and How do ecosystems respond to management actions? The book is a continuation of a series on adaptive environmental management. To answer these questions, the team of researchers looked at common patterns of pathology in managed ecosystems, whereby resource exploitation leads to ecological, social, and institutional breakdown, followed by crisis and, in some examples, reform and learning. Following an introduction by C.S. Holling describing the range of barriers and bridges to be discussed, six regional examples are reviewed. The management histories in New Brunswick forests, the Everglades, Chesapeake Bay, the Columbia River, the Great Lakes, and the Baltic Sea demonstrate how people and ecosystems coevolve. In the third section contributors offer perspectives from social science to suggest broad critical strategies for surmounting barriers and renewing damaged ecosystems. The final chapter provides a unique synthesis that compares ecological and social dynamics. This book will appeal to any reader with an interest in our environment, from property rights advocates to resource practitioners and theorists to environmental activists
Pest management : proceedings of an international conference, 25-29 October 1976 by C. S Holling( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paths from a viewpoint : the Wellington festschrift on insect ecology by T. S Sahota( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The functional response of invertebrate predators to prey density by C. S Holling( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversity conservation : problems and policies by C. A Perrings( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is one of a number of publications to carry the results of the first research programme of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science's Beijer Institute. The Institute was formed in 1991 in order to promote interdisciplinary research between natural and social scientists on the interdependency between economic and ecological systems. In its first research programme, the Biodiversity Programme, the Institute brought together a number of leading economists and ecologists to address the theoretical and policy issues associated with the current high rates of biodiversity loss in such systems - whether the result of direct depletion, the destruction of habitat, or specialisation in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. l This volume reports some of the more policy-oriented work carried out under the programme. The broad aim of the programme is to further our understanding of the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss, and to identify the options for addressing the problem. The results have turned out to be surprising to those who see biodiversity loss primarily in terms of the erosion of the genetic library. In various ways the work carried out under the programme has already begun to alter our perception of where the problem in biodiversity loss lies and what policy options are available to deal with it. Indeed, the programme has provided a powerful set of arguments for reappraising not just the economic and ecological implications of biodiversity loss, but the whole case for development based on specialisation of resource use
The functional response of predators to prey density and its role in mimicry and population regulation by C.S Holling( Book )

7 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of a Conference on Pest Management, 25-29, October, 1976 by Conference on Pest Management( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alpine Areas Workshop, May 13-17, 1974 by Alpine Areas Workshop( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons for ecological policy design : a case study of ecosystem management by William C Clark( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panarchy synopsis : understanding transformations in human and natural systems by Lance H Gunderson( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panarchy' is a new term coined from the name of the Greek god Pan, a symbol of universal nature and associated with unpredictable change. It represents an alternative framework for managing the issues that emerge from the interaction between people and nature. That interaction generates countless surprises, often the result of slow changes that can accumulate and unexpectedly flip an ecosystem or an economy into a qualitatively different state. That state may be not only impoverished, but also effectively irreversible. Thus, understanding how such change occurs is critical to achieving a sustainable society. Developed from the work of the Resilience Alliance, a worldwide group of leading organizations and individuals involved in ecological and economic research, Panarchy provides a framework to understand the cycles of change in complex systems and to gauge if, when, and how they can be influenced. This synopsis introduces lay readers and decision makers to this widely acclaimed line of inquiry and to the basic concept behind Panarchy, published by Island Press
Ecological policy design : lessons from a study of forest/pest management by C. S Holling( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management and standards for perturbed ecosystems by Myron B Fiering( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological change and resource flow alignments an investigation of system's growth under alternative funding/feedback procedures by C. S Holling( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modelling and simulation for environmental impact analysis( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resilience and stability of ecological systems by C. S Holling( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The functional response of predators to prey density and its role in mimicry and population regulation by Crawford Stanley Holling( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systemsPanarchy : understanding transformations in human and natural systemsAdaptive environmental assessment and managementBiodiversity conservation : problems and policies
Alternative Names
C. S. Holling Canadian ecologist

C. S. Holling ecólogo canadiense

C. S. Holling ecólogu canadianu

C. S. Holling kanadischer Ökologe

Choling, K. S. 1930-

Holing, K. S.

Holling, Buzz

Holling, Buzz 1930-

Holling C.S.

Holling, Crawford S.

Holling, Crawford S. 1930-

Холинг К.С.

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