I did a google search that found a bunch of nice and not so nice diagrams in Ecology and Societyy, which is the main journal publishing research that uses the term social-ecological system (at least according to ISI’s web of science). Below is a sampling of images, and below that a few examples.
These examples are not as general as the conceptual diagrams I presented yesterday. Each of these represents the social-ecological system of a particular place using a variety of approaches.
Fig. 2. Conceptual model of the social-ecological system in the river delta showing the major linkages between the water resources that supply the irrigation system and the aquatic ecosystem, which both support the social system.
Schlüter, M., and C. Pahl-Wostl 2007. Mechanisms of resilience in common-pool resource management systems: an agent-based model of water use in a river basin. Ecology and Society 12(2): 4. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol12/iss2/art4/
Fig. 4. A schematic of an Anishinaabe perspective on forest disturbance cycles. Arrows represent the relative temporal scale of a cycle but not a temporal metric.
Davidson-Hunt, I. and F. Berkes. 2003. Learning as you journey: Anishinaabe perception of social-ecological environments and adaptive learning. Conservation Ecology 8(1): 5. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/vol8/iss1/art5/
Fig. 4. Simplified modeling of three plausible interconnected scenarios for the Galapagos social-ecological system, showing the tourism model as the main indirect driver of change.
González, J. A., C. Montes, J. Rodríguez, and W. Tapia. 2008. Rethinking the Galapagos Islands as a complex social-ecological system: implications for conservation and management. Ecology and Society 13(2): 13. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol13/iss2/art13/
Knoot, T. G., L. A. Schulte, J. C. Tyndall, and B. J. Palik 2010. The state of the system and steps toward resilience of disturbance-dependent oak forests. Ecology and Society 15(4): 5. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art5/