What do you mean, 'resilient'?
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Elsevier for Trends
In a world beset by environmental disasters and anthropogenic disturbances, resilience might be the key to the persistence of natural systems. Yet, the 'measurement' of resilience is hampered by the multiple (and often conflicting) processes that yield the response of systems to insult. We recommend the simultaneous consideration of 'resistance' and 'recovery' as measurable components that together represent resilience.
The authors thank Katrina Brown, Alden Griffith, and four anonymous reviewers for valuable insight into resilience. D.H., J.L.M., and D.J.H. are supported by the Natural Environment Research Council.
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Vol. 30 (9), pp. 503 - 506
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