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Allen, C. R., J. J. Fontaine, and A.S. Garmestani. 2012. Ecosystems, Adaptive Management Pages 3342-3357 in Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer, New York, NY.
Adaptive governance Institutional and political frameworks designed to adapt to changing relationships between society and ecosystems, institutional frameworks that enable adaptive management, and the facilitation of learning from adaptive management to policy.
Adaptive management A systematic process of natural resource management whereby management actions are treated as experiments to increase learning and improve subsequent management.