Community, Natural Resources, and Sustainability: Overview of an Interdisciplinary and International Literature Academic Article uri icon


  • The Special Issue Community, Natural Resources, and Sustainability seeks to engage in an interdisciplinary and international dialogue on the interrelationships of society, natural resources, and sustainability at the community level. In addition to introducing the twelve research articles published in this collection, we provide an overview of the existing literature on community and natural resource management, mainly through a review of previous reviews and a bibliometric analysis. While this literature is dominated by studies on various aspects of community-based natural resource management, the present Special Issue showcases multiple thematic areas of research that collectively contribute to a more complete understanding of the community-resources-sustainability linkages. Our review also pinpoints important gaps in existing meta-analyses and bibliometric analyses. Promising directions for future research are highlighted.

published proceedings

  • Sustainability

author list (cited authors)

  • Qin, H., Bass, M., Ulrich-Schad, J. D., Matarrita-Cascante, D., Sanders, C., & Bekee, B.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Qin, Hua||Bass, Martha||Ulrich-Schad, Jessica D||Matarrita-Cascante, David||Sanders, Christine||Bekee, Barituka

publication date

  • February 2020