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  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 22 June 2012
  • ISBN : 9781597266222
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 2 voters

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Increasingly, cracks are appearing in the capacity of communities, ecosystems, and landscapes to provide the goods and services that sustain our planet's well-being. The response from most quarters has been for "more of the same" that created the situation in the first place: more control, more intensification, and greater efficiency. "Resilience thinking" offers a different way of understanding the world and a new approach to managing resources. It embraces human and natural systems as complex entities continually adapting through cycles of change, and seeks to understand the qualities of a system that must be maintained or enhanced in order to achieve sustainability. It explains why greater efficiency by itself cannot solve resource problems and offers a constructive alternative that opens up options rather than closing them down. In Resilience Thinking, scientist Brian Walker and science writer David Salt present an accessible introduction to the emerging paradigm of resilience. The book arose out of appeals from colleagues in science and industry for a plainly written account of what resilience is all about and how a resilience approach differs from current practices. Rather than complicated theory, the book offers a conceptual overview along with five case studies of resilience thinking in the real world. It is an engaging and important work for anyone interested in managing risk in a complex world.

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Resilience Thinking

Resilience Thinking
  • Author : Brian Walker,David Salt
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-22
  • ISBN : 9781597266222
GET THIS BOOKResilience Thinking

Increasingly, cracks are appearing in the capacity of communities, ecosystems, and landscapes to provide the goods and services that sustain our planet's well-being. The response from most quarters has been for "more of the same" that created the situation in the first place: more control, more intensification, and greater efficiency. "Resilience thinking" offers a different way of understanding the world and a new approach to managing resources. It embraces human and natural systems as complex entities continually adapting through cycles

Resilience Practice

Resilience Practice
  • Author : Brian Walker,David Salt
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-06
  • ISBN : 9781610912310
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In 2006, Resilience Thinking addressed an essential question: As the natural systems that sustain us are subjected to shock after shock, how much can they take and still deliver the services we need from them? This idea caught the attention of both the scientific community and the general public. In Resilience Practice, authors Brian Walker and David Salt take the notion of resilience one step further, applying resilience thinking to real-world situations and exploring how systems can be managed to promote

Linking Social and Ecological Systems

Linking Social and Ecological Systems
  • Author : Fikret Berkes,Carl Folke,Johan Colding
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-04-13
  • ISBN : 0521785626
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Investigates how management systems and their dynamics can improve stewardship of selected ecosystems.

[ECO]systems of Resilience Practices

[ECO]systems of Resilience Practices
  • Author : Angela Colucci,Giulia Pesaro
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-06-10
  • ISBN : 9780128191996
GET THIS BOOK[ECO]systems of Resilience Practices

Ecosystems of Resilience Practices: Contributions for Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation focuses on resilience in action by exploring and providing approaches, perspectives, toolboxes, and theoretical discourses for the improvement and enhancement of territorial and community resilience practices towards sustainability and climate change mitigation/adaptation. The book develops a set of tools and design criteria to support the dissemination of resilience practices. This new toolset will support the expansion and reinforcement of resilience practices and the building of solutions related to

Principles for Building Resilience

Principles for Building Resilience
  • Author : Reinette Biggs
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-02
  • ISBN : 9781107082656
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Reflecting the very latest research, this book provides an in-depth review of the role of resilience in the management of social-ecological systems and the ecosystem services they provide. Leaders in the field outline seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems, examining how these can be applied to advance sustainability.

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems
  • Author : Reinette Biggs,Alta de Vos,Rika Preiser,Hayley Clements,Kristine Maciejewski,Maja Schlüter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-07-29
  • ISBN : 9781000401530
GET THIS BOOKThe Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems provides a synthetic guide to the range of methods that can be employed in social-ecological systems (SES) research. The book is primarily targeted at graduate students, lecturers and researchers working on SES, and has been written in a style that is accessible to readers entering the field from a variety of different disciplinary backgrounds. Each chapter discusses the types of SES questions to which the particular methods are suited and the

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design
  • Author : S.T.A. Pickett,M.L. Cadenasso,Brian McGrath
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-01-13
  • ISBN : 9789400753419
GET THIS BOOKResilience in Ecology and Urban Design

The contributors to this volume propose strategies of urgent and vital importance that aim to make today’s urban environments more resilient. Resilience, the ability of complex systems to adapt to changing conditions, is a key frontier in ecological research and is especially relevant in creative urban design, as urban areas exemplify complex systems. With something approaching half of the world’s population now residing in coastal urban zones, many of which are vulnerable both to floods originating inland and

Nature-based Solutions for Resilient Ecosystems and Societies

Nature-based Solutions for Resilient Ecosystems and Societies
  • Author : Shalini Dhyani,Anil Kumar Gupta,Madhav Karki
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • ISBN : 9789811547126
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Over the past few decades, the frequency and severity of natural and human-induced disasters have increased across Asia. These disasters lead to substantial loss of life, livelihoods and community assets, which not only threatens the pace of socio-economic development, but also undo hard-earned gains. Extreme events and disasters such as floods, droughts, heat, fire, cyclones and tidal surges are known to be exacerbated by environmental changes including climate change, land-use changes and natural resource degradation. Increasing climate variability and multi-dimensional

Operationalizing the Concepts of Resilience and Resistance for Managing Ecosystems and Species at Risk

Operationalizing the Concepts of Resilience and Resistance for Managing Ecosystems and Species at Risk
  • Author : Jeanne C. Chambers,Craig R. Allen,Samuel A. Cushman
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2020-07-17
  • ISBN : 9782889638673
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How Can Climate Robust Agroecosystems Be Designed? Coupling Agroecology and the Resilience Approach

How Can Climate Robust Agroecosystems Be Designed? Coupling Agroecology and the Resilience Approach
  • Author : Carmen Schwartz
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • ISBN : 9783668968394
GET THIS BOOKHow Can Climate Robust Agroecosystems Be Designed? Coupling Agroecology and the Resilience Approach

Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Biology - Ecology, grade: 1,3, The University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde, language: English, abstract: Agroecosystems are confronted with an urgently needed paradigm shift from productivity gains at the expense of environmental stability and socio-cultural integrity to environmentally and socially resilient agroecosystems. The purpose of this investigation is the development of an agroecosystem resilience assessment tool, which serves farmers and farming communities for assessing and enhancing the robustness of their farming systems, and

Resilience and the Cultural Landscape

Resilience and the Cultural Landscape
  • Author : Tobias Plieninger,Claudia Bieling
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-18
  • ISBN : 9781107020788
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Combines the 'resilience' and 'cultural landscape' approaches to develop a new perspective on analysing and managing landscape changes.

Navigating Social-Ecological Systems

Navigating Social-Ecological Systems
  • Author : Fikret Berkes,Johan Colding,Carl Folke
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-24
  • ISBN : 9781139434799
GET THIS BOOKNavigating Social-Ecological Systems

In the effort towards sustainability, it has become increasingly important to develop conceptual frames to understand the dynamics of social and ecological systems. Drawing on complex systems theory, this book investigates how human societies deal with change in linked social-ecological systems, and build capacity to adapt to change. The concept of resilience is central in this context. Resilient social-ecological systems have the potential to sustain development by responding to and shaping change in a manner that does not lead to

Livestock Production and the Functioning of Agricultural Ecosystems: Volume I

Livestock Production and the Functioning of Agricultural Ecosystems: Volume I
  • Author : Gary S. Kleppel,Fred Provenza,Juan Jose Villalba
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2021-08-24
  • ISBN : 9782889712182
GET THIS BOOKLivestock Production and the Functioning of Agricultural Ecosystems: Volume I

Social-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability

Social-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability
  • Author : Shelley Ross Saxer,Jonathan Rosenbloom
  • Publisher : Aspen Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781454898351
GET THIS BOOKSocial-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability

Social-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability by Shelley Ross Saxer and Jonathan Rosenbloom is designed to help students understand and address new, changing, and complex economic, environmental, and social systems. This book introduces resilience and sustainability as analytical frameworks and illustrates how these concepts apply in various contexts: water, food, shelter/land use, energy, natural resources, pollution, disaster law, and climate change. The first two chapters (Part I) provide students with a conceptual foundation to explore the interdisciplinary nature of resilience and

Agricultural Survey Methods

Agricultural Survey Methods
  • Author : Roberto Benedetti,Federica Piersimoni,Marco Bee,Giuseppe Espa
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-03-18
  • ISBN : 0470665467
GET THIS BOOKAgricultural Survey Methods

Due to the widespread use of surveys in agricultural resources estimation there is a broad and recognizable interest in methods and techniques to collect and process agricultural data. This book brings together the knowledge of academics and experts to increase the dissemination of the latest developments in agricultural statistics. Conducting a census, setting up frames and registers and using administrative data for statistical purposes are covered and issues arising from sample design and estimation, use of remote sensing, management of