Considering the Socio-ecological Co-construction of Nature Conceptions as a Basis for Urban Environmental Governance
Centre d’Ecologie et des Sciences de la Conservation CESCO, UMR 7204 CNRS-MNHN-UPMC, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, CP 51, 55 rue Buffon, F-75005, France
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- Skandrani Z
Centre d’Ecologie et des Sciences de la Conservation CESCO
UMR 7204 CNRS-MNHN-UPMC
Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle
CP 51, 55 rue Buffon
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 21, 2015 Accepted Date: January 19, 2016 Published Date: January 29, 2016
Citation: Skandrani Z (2016) Considering the Socio-ecological Co-construction of Nature Conceptions as a Basis for Urban Environmental Governance. J Geogr Nat Disas 6:153. doi:10.4172/2167-0587.1000153
Copyright: © 2016 Skandrani Z. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper addresses the evolution of nature conceptions in the last two decades as a response to the global ecological crisis and the parallel redefinition of landscape and society-environment relations it implied. Skandrani then further proceeds to explain current conservation disputes based on these conceptual refashioning and illustrate how social conflicts develop out of the diversity of nowadays co-existing nature understandings. Skandrani discusses how scientific research could help resolve potential social-ecological conflicts and better inform environmental governance through the critical analysis of the societal processes and interactive dynamics between human and non-human stakeholders shaping conflicting nature conceptions.