Location: Rangeland Resources & Systems ResearchTitle: Where to from here? Unravelling wicked problems
|WOODMANSEE, ROBERT - Colorado State University|
|OJIMA, DENNIS - Colorado State University|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/22/2021
Publication Date: 2/26/2021
Citation: Woodmansee, R.G., Ojima, D.S., Kaplan, N.E. 2021. Where to from here? Unravelling wicked problems. In: Woodmansee, R.G., Moore, J.C., Ojima, D.S., Richards, L., editors. Natural Resource Management Reimagined: Using the Systems Ecology Paradigm. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 380-420.
Technical Abstract: Wicked problems are those that have multiple and interacting causes. Wicked problems have multiple driving forces or “drivers” that can interact to produce uncertain and unexpected environmental and societal challenges. They involve many poorly understood feedbacks within and among biological, physical, social, economic, and political subsystems. Their definitions are poorly articulated. Knowledge needed to address them is disbursed among many perspectives and disciplines if it exists at all. In Chapter 13, Where to from here? Unravelling Wicked Problems, the system ecology paradigm or ecosystem approach is presented as a methodology for integrating knowledge and resolving many real-world, complex problems related to sustainable natural resources and agriculture.