Harnessing the Potential of Vulnerability Assessments for Managing Social-ecological Systems

aut.relation.articlenumberart1en_NZ
aut.relation.issue2en_NZ
aut.relation.journalEcology and Societyen_NZ
aut.relation.volume26en_NZ
aut.researcherJarvis, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorThiault, Len_NZ
dc.contributor.authorJupiter, SDen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, JEen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCinner, JEen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorJarvis, RMen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHeron, SFen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMaina, JMen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, NAen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, PAen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorClaudet, Jen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-19T23:36:22Z
dc.date.available2021-04-19T23:36:22Z
dc.description.abstractThe concept of vulnerability has broadened from initial applications in the fields of risk and hazards, human ecology and resilience to include the management of social-ecological systems (SES). We review how this concept has been operationalized in various contexts and identify opportunities and challenges to apply vulnerability assessments to SES management in the face of social, environmental, and climatic changes. We synthesize these lessons into a 12-step framework to help practitioners scope, design, operationalize, and implement vulnerability assessments that can effectively minimize exposure, reduce sensitivity, and enhance adaptive capacity. We describe the rationale, assumptions, and implications that underlie each step and highlight future directions that are critically needed to further enable vulnerability assessments to address real-world sustainability challenges. These include applying biocultural approaches, building knowledge about SES vulnerability to nonclimate stressors, and anticipating potential trade-offs and maladaptation. The framework presented provides a roadmap for the development of integrated vulnerability assessments that are robust, context-specific, and relevant to the management of SES.
dc.identifier.citationEcology and Society 26(2):1. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-12167-260201
dc.identifier.doi10.5751/es-12167-260201en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1708-3087en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10292/14129
dc.languageenen_NZ
dc.publisherResilience Alliance, Inc.en_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol26/iss2/art1/
dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 by the author(s). Published here under license by The Resilience Alliance. This article is under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. You may share and adapt the work for noncommercial purposes provided the original author and source are credited, you indicate whether any changes were made, and you include a link to the license.
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.subjectConservation planning; Environmental management; Risk; Social-ecological systems; Sustainability; Vulnerability
dc.titleHarnessing the Potential of Vulnerability Assessments for Managing Social-ecological Systemsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
pubs.elements-id400336
pubs.organisational-data/AUT
pubs.organisational-data/AUT/Faculty of Health & Environmental Science
pubs.organisational-data/AUT/Faculty of Health & Environmental Science/School of Science
pubs.organisational-data/AUT/Faculty of Health & Environmental Science/School of Science/Applied Ecology Department
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pubs.organisational-data/AUT/PBRF/PBRF Health and Environmental Sciences
pubs.organisational-data/AUT/PBRF/PBRF Health and Environmental Sciences/HA Science 2018 PBRF
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