AMBIO

, Volume 41, Issue 7, pp 767–768 | Cite as

The Power of Language in Feedback Metaphors: A Response to Kennedy

Comment

Keywords

Riparian Vegetation Urban System Global Environmental Change Urban Ecosystem Ecological Concept 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

Larson’s work on the resonance of cultural values in scientific language (2011) first introduced me to the idea of feedback metaphors. I appreciate Dr. Söderström’s invitation to respond to Kennedy’s comment.

References

  1. Craige, B.J. 2001. Eugene Odum: Ecosystem ecologist and environmentalist, 226 pp. Athens: The University of Georgia Press.Google Scholar
  2. Golubiewski, N. 2012. Is there a metabolism of an urban ecosystem? An ecological critique. AMBIO. doi: 10.1007/s13280-011-0232-7.Google Scholar
  3. Kennedy, C. 2012. Comment on article “Is there a metabolism of an urban ecosystem?” by Golubiewski. AMBIO. doi: 10.1007/s13280-012-0314-1.Google Scholar
  4. Larson, B. 2011. The metaphoric web: Environmental metaphors and sustainability. New Haven: Yale University Press.Google Scholar
  5. Likens, G.E. 1992. In The ecosystem approach: Its use and abuse, ed. O. Kinne, 166 pp. Oldendorf: Ecology Institute.Google Scholar
  6. Seto, K. 2010. Welcoming/opening statements. International conference on urbanization and global environmental change. 15 Oct 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ministry for the Environment – Manatu Mo Te TaiaoWellingtonNew Zealand

Personalised recommendations