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Gerald Marten, 2015, An overview of American food resilience, How is the world vulnerable to a breakdown in food supply? What can we do to ensure a reliable food supply? Gerald Marten. 2011. EcoTipping Points: Strategies for Shifting from Decline to Restoration. Yes! Magazine online, Jan. 28 Regina Gregory. 2011. Turning Things Around. Common Dreams, Jan. 27 Gerald G. Marten and Catherine E. Matthews, 2009, EcoTipping Points: Sharing environmental success stories with students, What EcoTipping Points are and how they work, including lessons for teaching EcoTipping Points to K-12 students. The Science Teacher 76(7):43-48. Gerald Marten, Steve Brooks, and Amanda Suutari, 2005, Environmental Tipping Points: A New Slant on Strategic Environmentalism, Stories from the Philippines, India, and New York City illustrate key EcoTipping Point principles. WorldWatch 18(6): 10-14. Gerald Marten, 2005, Environmental Tipping Points: a New Paradigm for Restoring Ecological Security, How the EcoTipping Points Project began, featuring our classic “Apo Island Story” and the historic story of how Japan saved its forests. Journal of Policy Studies (Japan) 20: 75-87. Gerald Marten and Donna Glee Williams, 2006, Getting Clean: Recovering from Pesticide Addiction, Cotton farmers in India escape a living hell of debt and pesticide poisoning. The Ecologist 36(10): 50-53. Amanda Suutari and Gerald Marten, 2007, EcoTipping Points: How a Vicious Cycle Can Become Virtuous, Communities in Thailand and California save their coastal wetlands. Earth Island Journal 22(2):26-31. Gerald Marten and Amanda Suutari, 2007, Eco Tipping Points, Coastal communities in Thailand restore their mangrove forests and fisheries. Our Planet 17 (December):20-21. Samir El-Swaify and Gerald Marten, 2010, Human dimensions for conservation-effective natural resource management in the tropics, Agroforestry and community protection forests in Thailand restore watersheds, rainforests, and the quality of people’s lives (PDF 7mb). In Ted L. Napier (ed.), Human Dimensions of Soil and Water Conservation: A Global Perspective, p. 321-339. Nova Publishers. Gerald Marten, 2011, EcoTipping Points: Strategies for shifting from decline to restoration [pdf file attached], Success stories from around the world show what it takes to turn from decline to restoration and sustainability. Yes! Magazine Online or download PDF (100kb) Gerald Marten, 2009, A Strategy for EcoTipping Points Research: Exploring Ingredients for Replication of Success, Description of an ongoing study in the EcoTipping Points Project, which is assembling additional information on key EcoTipping Points cases to clarify what it takes to achieve a turnabout from decline to restoration. Gerald Marten, 2008, Application of EcoTipping Points to Turning around Tropical Deforestation, Indonesians build upon lessons from Thai villagers who turned deforestation around. Gerald Marten and Amanda Suutari, 2008, EcoTipping Point Reverses Deforestation in Thailand, Upland farmers in Thailand save their forests and their livelihoods, while pointing the way to carbon sequestration. Gerald Marten, 2007, EcoTipping Points: The Fine Art of Environmental Aikido, How the EcoTipping Points Project grew out of experiences at Lake Victoria (East Africa) and tribal highlands in the Philippines. Gerald Marten, 2008, EcoTipping Points: Levers for Sustainability, Stories from the Philippines, India, Thailand, and Indonesia illustrate key EcoTipping Point principles. Keynote Presentation, Second International Conference on Success Stories for Development of Sustainable Societies. Student Contributions
Books for EcoTipping Points Background
Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How little things can make a big difference, (Little, Brown, New York, 2000) – The book that popularized the “tipping point” phrase. Gerald Marten, Human Ecology – Basic concepts for sustainable development (Earthscan Publications, London, 2001) – Presents human ecology principles and systems thinking underlying EcoTipping Points. – Browse or download this book free. Brian Walker and David Salt, Resilience Practice: Building capacity to absorb disturbance and maintain function, (Island Press, Washington, 2012) – Uses systems thinking to explore how landscapes and human communities can absorb disturbance to continue functioning sustainably.
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