Science and socio-ecological sustainability: Examples from the Arizona-Sonora border

Uses three case studies of coupled society-nature and society-science interactions and the concepts of long-term socio-ecological resilience and transformability to reveal the Greater Sonoran Ecoregion’s increasing vulnerabilities to systemic changes and identify options for addressing such threats.

Morehouse, B., D. Ferguson, G. Owen, A. Browning-Aiken, P. Wong-Gonzales, N. Pineda, M. Wilder, and R.G. Varady. 2008. Science and socio-ecological sustainability: Examples from the Arizona-Sonora border. Environmental Science and Policy, 11(3):272-84. [pdf]