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Foundations of ecological resilience

Author: Lance H Gunderson; Craig R Allen; C S Holling
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Ecological resilience provides a theoretical foundation for understanding how complex systems adapt to and recover from localized disturbances like hurricanes, fires, pest outbreaks, and floods, as  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lance H Gunderson; Craig R Allen; C S Holling
ISBN: 9781597265119 159726511X 9781597265102 1597265101
OCLC Number: 642300214
Description: xxv, 466 p. : ill., cartes ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. Why Resilience? Why Now? / Lance H. Gunderson and Craig R. Allen --
pt. 1. Concepts and Theory --
Commentary on Part One Articles / Craig R. Allen, Lance H. Gunderson and C.S. Holling --
Article 1. Resilience and Stability of Ecological Systems / C.S. Holling --
Article 2. Engineering Resilience versus Ecological Resilience / C.S. Holling --
Article 3. Resilience of Terrestrial Ecosystems: Local Surprise and Global Change / C.S. Holling --
Article 4. Regime Shifts, Resilience, and Biodiversity in Ecosystem Management / Carl Folke, Steve Carpenter, Brian Walker, Marten Scheffer, Thomas Elmqvist, Lance Gunderson and C.S. Holling --
Article 5. Biological Diversity, Ecosystems, and the Human Scale / Carl Folke, C.S. Holling and Charles Perrings --
Article 6. Ecological Resilience, Biodiversity, and Scale / Garry Peterson, Craig R. Allen and C.S. Holling --
pt. 2. Ecological Examples --
Commentary on Part Two Articles / Craig R. Allen, Lance H. Gunderson and C.S. Holling --
Article 7. Catastrophes, Phase Shifts, and Large-scale Degradation of a Caribbean Coral Reef / Terence P. Hughes --
Article 8. Sea Otters and Kelp Forests in Alaska: Generality and Variation in a Community Ecological Paradigm / James A. Estes and David O. Duggins --
Article 9. Body Mass Patterns Predict Invasions and Extinctions in Transforming Landscapes / Craig R. Allen, Elizabeth A. Forys and C.S. Holling --
pt. 3. Empirics and Models --
Commentary on Part Three Articles / Craig R. Allen, Lance H. Gunderson and C.S. Holling --
Article 10. Resource Science: The Nurture of an Infant / C.S. Holling and A.D. Chambers --
Article 11. Lessons for Ecological Policy Design: A Case Study of Ecosystem Management / William C. Clark, Dixon D. Jones and C.S. Holling --
Article 12. Qualitative Analysis of Insect Outbreak Systems: The Spruce Budworm and Forest / D. Ludwig, D.D. Jones and C.S. Holling --
Conclusion: The Evolution of an Idea --
the Past, Present, and Future of Ecological Resilience / Lance H. Gunderson, C.S. Holling and Craig R. Allen.
Responsibility: edited by Lance H. Gunderson, Craig R. Allen, and C.S. Holling.

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