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NTBG Research published in Sustainability Journal

Researchers from the National Tropical Botanical Garden co-authored three papers for the September issue of the open-access journal Sustainability. 

1. Agroforestry Standards for Regenerative Agriculture by Craig R. ElevitchD. Niki Mazaroli and Diane Ragone

Sustainability 2018, 10(9), 3337; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10093337 Received: 4 August 2018 / Revised: 12 September 2018 / Accepted: 14 September 2018 / Published: 18 September 2018 PDF Full-text (2398 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-textAbstract

Agroforestry is increasingly being recognized as a holistic food production system that can have numerous significant environmental, economic, and social benefits. This growing recognition is paralleled in the USA by the budding interest in regenerative agriculture and motivation to certify regenerative practices. [...] Read more.

(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Wildlife)

2. The Social-Ecological Keystone Concept: A Quantifiable Metaphor for Understanding the Structure, Function, and Resilience of a Biocultural System by Kawika B. WinterNoa Kekuewa Lincoln and Fikret Berkes 

Sustainability 2018, 10(9), 3294; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10093294 Received: 31 July 2018 / Revised: 7 September 2018 / Accepted: 11 September 2018 / Published: 14 September 2018 PDF Full-text (1167 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary FilesAbstract

Social-ecological system theory draws upon concepts established within the discipline of ecology, and applies them to a more holistic view of a human-in-nature system. We incorporated the keystone concept into social-ecological system theory, and used the quantum co-evolution unit (QCU) to quantify biocultural [...] Read more.

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biocultural Restoration in Hawaiʻi)

3. Linking Land and Sea through Collaborative Research to Inform Contemporary applications of Traditional Resource Management in Hawai‘i by Jade M.S. DelevauxKawika B. WinterStacy D. JupiterMehana Blaich-VaughanKostantinos A. StamoulisLeah L. BremerKimberly BurnettPeter GarrodJacquelyn L. Troller and Tamara Ticktin

Sustainability 2018, 10(9), 3147; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10093147 Received: 22 July 2018 / Revised: 20 August 2018 / Accepted: 28 August 2018 / Published: 3 September 2018 PDF Full-text (6070 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-textAbstract

Across the Pacific Islands, declining natural resources have contributed to a cultural renaissance of customary ridge-to-reef management approaches. These indigenous and community conserved areas (ICCA) are initiated by local communities to protect natural resources through customary laws. To support these efforts, managers require [...] Read more.

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biocultural Restoration in Hawaiʻi)

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