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Natural Experiments: Ecosystem-Based Management and the Environment

Judith A. Layzer


Scholars, scientists, and policymakers have hailed ecosystem-based management (EBM) as a remedy for the perceived shortcomings of the centralized, top-down, expert-driven environmental regulatory framework established in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. EBM entails collaborative, landscape-scale planning, and flexible, adaptive implementation. But although scholars have analyzed aspects of EBM for more than a decade, there has been no systematic empirical study of the overall approach. This book provides a detailed assessment of whether EBM delivers in practice the environm ... More

Keywords: Balcones Canyonlands, Texas, San Diego, Everglades restoration, Arizona, Sonoran Desert, Florida, Kissimmee River, California, stakeholder collaboration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262122986
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262122986.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith A. Layzer, author