Enhancing quantitative approaches for assessing community resilience

Journal of Environmental Management
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Scholars from many different intellectual disciplines have attempted to measure, estimate, or quantify resilience. However, there is growing concern that lack of clarity on the operationalization of the concept will limit its application. In this paper, we discuss the theory, research development and quantitative approaches in ecological and community resilience. Upon noting the lack of methods that quantify the complexities of the linked human and natural aspects of community resilience, we identify several promising approaches within the ecological resilience tradition that may be useful in filling these gaps. Further, we discuss the challenges for consolidating these approaches into a more integrated perspective for managing social-ecological systems.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Enhancing quantitative approaches for assessing community resilience
Series title Journal of Environmental Management
DOI 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.01.083
Volume 213
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Atlanta
Description 10 p.
First page 353
Last page 362
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