Resilience Practice (Paperback)
Building Capacity to Absorb Disturbance and Maintain Function
Island Press, 9781597268011, 248pp.
Publication Date: August 6, 2012
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In Resilience Practice, authors Brian Walker and David Salt take the notion of resilience one step further, applying resilience thinking to real-world situations and exploring how systems can be managed to promote and sustain resilience.
The book begins with an overview and introduction to resilience thinking and then takes the reader through the process of describing systems, assessing their resilience, and intervening as appropriate. Following each chapter is a case study of a different type of social-ecological system and how resilience makes a difference to that system in practice. The final chapters explore resilience in other arenas, including on a global scale.
Resilience Practice will help people with an interest in the “coping capacity” of systems—from farms and catchments to regions and nations—to better understand how resilience thinking can be put into practice. It offers an easy-to-read but scientifically robust guide through the real-world application of the concept of resilience and is a must read for anyone concerned with the management of systems at any scale.
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Praise For Resilience Practice: Building Capacity to Absorb Disturbance and Maintain Function…
— Elinor Ostrom
— Ken Wilson
— Stephen R. Carpenter
— Natural Areas Journal
— Ecological Restoration