Sociocultural perspectives on threats, risks, and health are explored in this chapter. The authors begin with a discussion of the linkages between well-being in the Sierra Nevada ecosystem and public health and well-being to set the context of socioecological resilience. This is followed by a summary of how trust and confidence influence the management of threats and risk. Selected ecosystem dynamics and threats of specific concern in this synthesis are discussed, and include climate change, wildland fire, and invasive species. The chapter closes with a discussion of research findings on decisionmaking related to threats and risk.
Winter, P.L.; Long, J.W.; Lake, F.K. 2014. Sociocultural perspectives on threats, risks, and health. In: Long, J.W.; Quinn-Davidson, L.; Skinner, C.N., eds. Science synthesis to support socioecological resilience in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-247. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 569-598. Chap. 9.3.