A landscape language

Authored by: Timothy M. Gieseke

Shared Governance for Sustainable Working Landscapes

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498718004
eBook ISBN: 9781315371078
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Communication is a key issue for solving wicked problems (Camillus, 2008) . Language and communication have often been cited as barriers to interdisciplinary research (Stock and Burton, 2011). Such a scenario was illustrated in Chapter 3 with the various definitions of ecosystem services. These communication issues are exasperated as the number of individual sustainability stakeholders increases. Relationships become strained by a mutual lack of understanding of each other’s goals and expectations relative to agriculture sustainability (Stokols, 2006).

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