© 1985

Resources and Society

A Systems Ecology Study of the Island of Gotland, Sweden


Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. James Zucchetto, Ann-Mari Jansson
    Pages 1-18
  3. James Zucchetto, Ann-Mari Jansson
    Pages 19-94
  4. James Zucchetto, Ann-Mari Jansson
    Pages 95-168
  5. James Zucchetto, Ann-Mari Jansson
    Pages 169-190
  6. James Zucchetto, Ann-Mari Jansson
    Pages 191-213
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-246

About this book


Although this book is about a specific area of the world (i.e., Gotland, Sweden), the interdisciplinary nature of the study, with regard to resources, environment, and society, makes it of interest to a number of fields. We have tried to make this book readable for a wide variety of interested parties including systems ecologists, environmental scientists, resource economists, geographers, regional planners, and regional scientists, as well as those interested in Nordic conditions. Since this project was part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) pro­ gram, this book should be of general interest to the international community. This book is certainly not a textbook, but we see it as being useful for courses in regional analysis with plenty of examples for illustrating analysis and models related to energy, environment, and economics, or to the general field of systems ecology. An instructor could, of course, supplement the material on systems and models with other sources. We hope this small book will serve as a helpful example of the analysis of the complex interdisciplinary problems associated with resources and society. In Chapter 1, we present a brief introduction to the Gotland study as well as to some of the concepts and theories that have guided our investigations.


biosphere ecology ecosystem environment system

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Energy Engineering BoardNational Research CouncilWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Marine Ecology Askö LaboratoryUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden

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