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dc.contributor.authorGraymore, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSipe, Neilen_US
dc.contributor.authorRickson, Royen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:44:16Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:44:16Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-03-22T07:07:41Z
dc.identifier.issn09218009en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ecolecon.2009.08.016en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37563
dc.description.abstractRegional sustainability is an important focus for natural resource management. Measuring how social and economic systems are progressing to sustainability is therefore a critical need. But it is dependent upon the development of analytical and methodological tools to measure progress, particularly, we argue, at the regional level. Achieving sustainability at the regional scale is important since it's at this scale where social institutions and ecological functioning are most closely linked. However, our recent study that evaluated the effectiveness of current sustainability assessment methods at the regional scale found methods developed for the global, national and state scales are not entirely effective at assessing sustainability at this spatial scale. Following on from this critique, we developed and tested a new method for assessing sustainability, which we believe is applicable at the regional scale. The framework, Sustaining Human Carrying Capacity (SHCC), evaluates the sustainability of regional human activities by considering the pressures these activities have on regional ecosystems. SHCC was tested and evaluated at the regional scale, demonstrating its potential to be an effective method for monitoring sustainability. It also has potential to be used to inform the community and decision makers about the sustainability of their region, and help guide strategic planning to progress sustainability.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom459en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto468en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcological Economicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume69en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomics not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode149999en_US
dc.titleSustaining Human Carrying Capacity: A tool for regional sustainability assessmenten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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