Ecology & Society papers that best connect different author groups

As part of a project I am working on, I did a quick network analysis of co-authorship structure among papers in Ecology and Society. Based on this preliminary analysis, the papers below are the papers that most connect different research communities within the group of people who publish in Ecology & Society*.

  1. Toward a Network Perspective of the Study of Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems
  2. Water RATs (Resilience, Adaptability, and Transformability) in Lake and Wetland Social-Ecological Systems
  3. Shooting the Rapids: Navigating Transitions to Adaptive Governance of Social-Ecological Systems
  4. Governance and the Capacity to Manage Resilience in Regional Social-Ecological Systems
  5. Resilience and Regime Shifts: Assessing Cascading Effects
  6. Scale and Cross-Scale Dynamics: Governance and Information in a Multilevel World
  7. A Portfolio Approach to Analyzing Complex Human-Environment Interactions: Institutions and Land Change
  8. From LTER to LTSER: Conceptualizing the Socioeconomic Dimension of Long-term Socioecological Research
  9. Linking Futures across Scales: a Dialog on Multiscale Scenarios
  10. Linking Ecosystem Health Indicators and Collaborative Management: a Systematic Framework to Evaluate Ecological and Social Outcomes
  11. The Role of Old-growth Forests in Frequent-fire Landscapes
  12. Planetary Boundaries: Exploring the Safe Operating Space for Humanity
  13. Navigating Trade-Offs: Working for Conservation and Development Outcomes
  14. Spanning Boundaries in an Arizona Watershed Partnership: Information Networks as Tools for Entrenchment or Ties for Collaboration?
  15. Resilience and Vulnerability: Complementary or Conflicting Concepts?
  16. Urban Ethnohydrology: Cultural Knowledge of Water Quality and Water Management in a Desert City
  17. Adaptive Comanagement: a Systematic Review and Analysis
  18. Waypoints on a Journey of Discovery: Mental Models in Human-Environment Interactions
  19. Resilience Management in Social-ecological Systems: a Working Hypothesis for a Participatory Approach
  20. Markets Drive the Specialization Strategies of Forest Peoples

It is good to see that a network analysis paper is the paper that most connects authors.

While this set of papers has some overlap with the 20 most ‘typical’ papers of E&S, this set of papers includes a much broader set of authors and topics than those from the last post, and also includes many recent papers.

* This analysis is based on applying betweenness centrality to the network of papers defined by co-authorship relationships, not content. So, these papers are those that most link together different networks of authors.

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