Resilience in ecology: Abstraction, distraction, or where the action is?
作者: Rachel J. StandishRichard J. HobbsMargaret M. MayfieldBrandon T. BestelmeyerKatherine N. SudingLoretta L. BattagliaValerie EvinerChristine V. HawkesVicky M. TempertonViki A. CramerJames A. HarrisJennifer L. FunkPeter A. Thomas
作者单位: 1School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
2The University of Queensland, School of Biological Sciences and The Ecology Centre, Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia
3USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, MSC 3JER Box 30003, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA
4Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, 137 Mulford Hall #3144, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
5Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
6Department of Plant Sciences, 1210 PES Mail Stop 1, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
7Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
810IBG-2: Plant Sciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 52425 Jülich, Germany
9School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK
10School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chapman University, Orange, CA 92866, USA
11School of Life Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
刊名: Biological Conservation, 2014, Vol.177 , pp.43-51
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.06.008
关键词: Biodiversity conservationEcological resilienceEnvironmental policyRecoveryRestoration goalsThreshold
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Increasingly, the success of management interventions aimed at biodiversity conservation are viewed as being dependent on the ‘resilience’ of the system. Although the term ‘resilience’ is increasingly used by policy makers and environmental managers, the concept of ‘resilience’ remains vague, varied and difficult to quantify. Here we clarify what this concept means from an ecological perspective, and how it can be measured and applied to ecosystem management. We argue that thresholds of disturbance are central to measuring resilience. Thresholds are important because they offer a means to quantify how much disturbance an ecosystem can absorb before switching to another state, and so indicate whether intervention might be necessary to promote the recovery of the...
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