Adaptation and resilience in rangeland social ecological systems august 2004
Download
1 / 9

Adaptation and Resilience in Rangeland Social-Ecological Systems August 2004 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 90 Views
  • Uploaded on

CSIRO SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS. Adaptation and Resilience in Rangeland Social-Ecological Systems August 2004. Ryan McAllister , Yiheyis Maru, Nick Abel, Iain Gordon, *Art Langston. Research foci. Social networks and social capital

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Adaptation and Resilience in Rangeland Social-Ecological Systems August 2004' - blaine-everett


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Adaptation and resilience in rangeland social ecological systems august 2004

CSIRO SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS

Adaptation and Resilience in Rangeland Social-Ecological SystemsAugust 2004

Ryan McAllister , Yiheyis Maru, Nick Abel, Iain Gordon, *Art Langston


Research foci
Research foci

  • Social networks and social capital

    • How do social networks effect the movement of livestock and landscape condition

  • Pastoral decision making

    • How do personal rules for making stocking decisions change in response to learning, financial and institutional drivers and landscape condition

  • CSS versus SSS

    • Do CSS methods better explain livestock movement, stocking decisions and landscape condition


Overlapping scales of a conceptual grazing ses

FED / STATE

LOCAL

REGIONAL

Overlapping scales of a conceptual grazing SES

Regional landscape

condition

Landholder

networks

Weather

Research & monitoring

Landscape

function

Enterprise

Landscapes

Land mgmt

decisions

Livelihood

function

Gov’t

Costs

& prices

Socioeconomic

condition


Data catching up to theory
Data catching up to theory

  • Rapid early progress in ABM of market and institutional influence on a conceptual grazing SES

  • Extensive effort to capture historical data and societal understanding

    • Dispersion of grazing pressure

    • Land fragmentation and consolidation

    • Stock transportation records

    • Surveys to illuminate social networks

    • Changes in tenure

  • See website for papers



Land fragmentation and consolidation

Consolidation:

Spatial connectivity restoredby property consolidationand agistment arrangements

Regional Fragmentation:

More uniform resource accessallows splitting of largerproperties

Nomadism:

Opportunistic movementaround entire region rangingout from key resources

Resource Excision:

‘Ownership’ of a key resourceproviding partial accessto surrounding area

Land fragmentation and consolidation

CJ Stokes, AJ Ash, RRJ. McAllister 2004 Fragmentation of Australian Rangelands Australian Rangeland Society Conference, Alice Springs 5-8 July.


Social networks
Social networks

19 of 68 pastoralists linked by 4 families


Without subsidies

With subsidies


New directions
New directions

  • Western NSW case study dropped

  • Intensive grazing case study added

    • extensive versus intensive

    • tenure

    • enterprise cost structures

    • density of social networks

  • Alignment with other projects

  • “Social adaptation to ecological uncertainty in two Australian grazing systems”


ad