FORUM: Effective management of ecological resilience – are we there yet?
- Ecological resilience is developing into a credible paradigm for policy development and environmental management for preserving natural capital in a rapidly changing world. However, resilience emerges from complex interactions, limiting the translation of theory into practice.
- Main limitations include the following: (i) difficulty in quantification and detection of changes in ecological resilience, (ii) a lack of empirical evidence to support preventative or proactive management and (iii) difficulties in managing processes operating across socio-ecological systems that vary in space and time.
- We highlight recent research with the potential to address these limitations including new and/or improved indicators of resilience and tools to assess scale as a driver of resilience.
- Synthesis and applications. Effective resilience-based management must be adaptive in nature. To support this, we propose an operational model using resilience-based iterative management actions operating across scales.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||FORUM: Effective management of ecological resilience – are we there yet?|
|Series title||Journal of Applied Ecology|
|Publisher||British Ecological Society|
|Contributing office(s)||Coop Res Unit Seattle|