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The 10-tenets of adaptive management and sustainability: an holistic framework for understanding and managing the socio-ecological system

Barnard, Steve; Elliott, Michael

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Steve Barnard

Professor Mike Elliott Mike.Elliott@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Estuarine and Coastal Sciences/ Research Professor, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies



Abstract

The three basic principles of sustainable development, relating to ecology, economy and society, have long been embedded within national and international strategies. In recent years we have augmented these principles by a further seven considerations giving rise to the so-called 10-tenets of sustainable management. Whilst theoretically appealing, discussion of the tenets to date has been largely generic and qualitative and, until the present paper, there has been no formal and quantitative application of these tenets to an actual example. To promote the concept of successful and sustainable environmental management there is the need to develop a robust and practical framework to accommodate value judgements relating to each of the tenets. Although, as originally presented, the tenets relate specifically to management measures, they may also be applied directly to a specific development or activity. This paper examines the application of the tenets in both of these contexts, and considers their incorporation into an assessment tool to help visualise and quantify issues of sustainability.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2015-08
Journal Environmental science & policy
Print ISSN 1462-9011
Electronic ISSN 1873-6416
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 51
Pages 181-191
Institution Citation Barnard, S., & Elliott, M. (2015). The 10-tenets of adaptive management and sustainability: an holistic framework for understanding and managing the socio-ecological system. Environmental science & policy, 51, 181-191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2015.04.008
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2015.04.008
Keywords Assessment; Environment; Ethics; Management; Policy; Sustainable development
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901115000817
Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Environmental science & policy, 2015, v.51

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