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Understanding Social Ecological Regime Shifts: The case of woody encroachment in South Africa.


Publication:
2019 - Theses

Humanity has been very successful in modifying the planet to meet the demands of a rapidly growing human population. The dissertation emphasises the importance of understanding the social and ecological interactions that underlie woody encroachment, including the worldviews of land users and managers.



Advancing resilience assessments: the social dimensions of electricity supply in South Africa

Dr Susara Elizabeth van der Merwe
Publication:
2019 - Theses

Electricity supply serves as a lifeline, is foundational to the effective functioning of modern society, and powers multiple layers of other critical infrastructure systems. This dissertation uses the implications of complexity thinking and resilience thinking to investigate approaches to assess and build the resilience of the embedded social resources required to ensure resilient essential service delivery.



Transformative Collaborative Governance Relations Towards Sustainability: The Case of the Stellenbosch River Collaborative

Charon Lynette Buchner Marais
Publication: Stellenbosch University
2016 - Theses



Exploring connections in social-ecological systems: The links between biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human wellbeing in South Africa

Hamann, M
Publication: Stockholm University, Sweden
2016 - Theses



Regime Shifts in the Anthropocene

Rocha, J.
Publication: Stockholm University, Sweden
2015 - Theses