(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Explanations of a changing landscape : a critical examination of the British Columbia bark beetle epidemic

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PETERSEN B. (1) ; STUART D. (2) ;
(1) Environmental Studies Program, Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Sociology and Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State Univ., Hickory Corners, ETATS-UNIS


This paper focuses on an unprecedented bark beetle epidemic in British Columbia, Canada. To do so, it applies political ecology was applied to guide this analysis, emphasizing both the ecological and social factors involved. Findings illustrate how the outbreak involved many actors, beyond bark beetles and trees, and resulted from complex interactions between ecological and social factors. It also reveals how actors that prioritized short-term economic gains shaped the conditions that fostered the outbreak and continue to constrain responses


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no3 [pp. 598-613]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 carte



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a4672

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