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Unifying Research on Social-Ecological Resilience and Collapse
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Number of Authors: 2
2017 (English)In: Trends in Ecology & Evolution, ISSN 0169-5347, E-ISSN 1872-8383, Vol. 32, no 9, 695-713 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ecosystems influence human societies, leading people to manage ecosystems for human benefit. Poor environmental management can lead to reduced ecological resilience and social-ecological collapse. We review research on resilience and collapse across different systems and propose a unifying social-ecological framework based on (i) a clear definition of system identity; (ii) the use of quantitative thresholds to define collapse; (iii) relating collapse processes to system structure; and (iv) explicit comparison of alternative hypotheses and models of collapse. Analysis of 17 representative cases identified 14 mechanisms, in five classes, that explain social-ecological collapse. System structure influences the kind of collapse a system may experience. Mechanistic theories of collapse that unite structure and process can make fundamental contributions to solving global environmental problems.

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2017. Vol. 32, no 9, 695-713 p.
Keyword [en]
adaptive cycle, feedback, heterarchy, social–ecological system, threshold, vulnerability
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Biological Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-147029DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2017.06.014ISI: 000407955900014PubMedID: 28734593OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-147029DiVA: diva2:1144916
Available from: 2017-09-27 Created: 2017-09-27 Last updated: 2017-09-27Bibliographically approved

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