Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems (by Maja Schlüter, Michael L. Schoon, Reinette Biggs)


Author(s): Maja Schlüter, Michael L. Schoon, Reinette Biggs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2015-04-30
ISBN-10: 110708265X
ISBN-13: 9781107082656
Language: English
Description: As both the societies and the world in which we live face
increasingly rapid and turbulent changes, the concept of resilience
has become an active and important research area. Reflecting the
very latest research, this book provides a critical review of the
ways in which resilience of social-ecological systems, and the
ecosystem services they provide, can be enhanced. With
contributions from leaders in the field, the chapters are
structured around seven key principles for building resilience:
maintain diversity and redundancy; manage connectivity; manage slow
variables and feedbacks; foster complex adaptive systems thinking;
encourage learning;… more…

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