Books  Ecology  Ecology 

Exploring Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems: Comparative Studies and Theory Development

Out of Print

Edited By: Brian Walker, John Anderies, Ann Kinzig and Paul Ryan

216 pages, Illustrated

CSIRO

Paperback | Oct 2006 | #161072 | ISBN: 0643092439
Out of Print Details

About this book

The capacity of a system - an ecosystem or a social-ecological system - to tolerate disturbance, without collapsing into a qualitatively different state controlled by a different set of processes, is known as resilience. A resilient system:

*can absorb considerable change and still retain the same controls on function and structure
*is capable of a high degree of self-organisation
*has the ability to build and increase its capacity for learning and adaptation

Written by some of the leading international thinkers in the field, Exploring Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems provides a state-of-the-science account of resilience theory, based on comparisons of a set of case studies around the world, and gives some fascinating insights into the subject.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Data Analysis in Vegetation Ecology

NHBS Price: £42.50 $55/€50 approx

Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists

NHBS Price: £34.99 $45/€41 approx

Practical Field Ecology

Clearance price: £24.24 £96.95 (Save £72.71) $31/€29 approx

Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

NHBS Price: £62.95 $81/€75 approx

The Effective Ecologist

NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€24 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194