This paper seeks to explore the multifaceted social-ecological understandings of biodiversity through the lens of ecological resilience and political ecology. Integrating ecological theory is a major challenge in the field of political ecology, as ecology often takes backstage to social-political dynamics. An engagement with the analytical approach of ecological resilience provides a more nuanced understanding of the ecological structure and function of natural resources. Through a case study of the Rufiji Delta mangrove forests in Tanzania, this paper draws attention to the multifaceted dimensions of mangrove forest biodiversity.
|Reference Type:||Conference Proceedings|
|Conference Location:||New York, NY USA|
|Publisher:||Association of American Geographers (AAG)|
|Date:||24-28 February 2012|
|Author Information:||Furman University|
|Keywords:||resilience; political ecology; biodiversity; mangrove forests; Tanzania|
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