Bringing together social-ecological system and territoire concepts to explore nature-society dynamics | Land Portal

Resource information

Date of publication: 
December 2016
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
License of the resource: 
Copyright details: 
Copyright © is held by the contributing authors or, where required by law, their employers. Please contact the authors for permission to use their material. As publisher Resilience Alliance requires that use of any work in whole or part be cited correctly; Author(s). Year. Title. Journal Volume (Issue) : Article Number.

We examine two academic traditions that address the nature-society interface. These traditions are organized around two main concepts: social-ecological system and territoire. These traditions have grown independently and are rooted respectively in ecology and social geography. We show that they have much in common: Both come with a systemic view of the nature-society interface and have the intention of understanding better the relations between nature and society and improving their sustainability. However, they differ in how they deal with space and society. We foresee that the combination of both traditions could improve the understanding of these systems, their definition, and their evolution, and hence, the capacity to assess and manage their resilience.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Barreteau, O.
Giband, D.
Schoon, M.
Cerceau, J.
DeClerck, F.
Ghiotti, S.
James, T.
Masterson, V.
Mathevet, R.
Rode, S.
Ricci, F.
Therville, C.
Universite de Perpignan
L'Institut National de Recherche en Sciences et Technologies pour l'Environnement et l'Agriculture
Resilience Alliance
University of Colorado Boulder
Arizona State University
University of Exeter
Center for Behavior, Institutions, and the Environment

Corporate Author(s): 
Stockholm University logo

A leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals

Stockholm University in the capital of Sweden is characterised by its openness, innovation and collaboration.

Stockholm University was founded in 1878 with the ambition to reinvent higher education in Sweden. From the beginning, close contact with the wider world as well as the active exchange of knowledge and experience have been integral to this vision.

Bioversity International is a global research-for-development organization. We have a vision – that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet.

We deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security.

We work with partners in low-income countries in different regions where agricultural and tree biodiversity can contribute to improved nutrition, resilience, productivity and climate change adaptation.

Data provider


CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

Related categories

Share this page