Drivers, "Slow" Variables, "Fast" Variables, Shocks, and Resilience
2012 (English)In: Ecology & society, ISSN 1708-3087, Vol. 17, no 3, 30- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Different uses of the terms drivers, variables, and shocks cause confusion in the literature and in discussions on the dynamics of ecosystems and social-ecological systems. Three main sources of confusion are unclear definition of the system, unclear definition of the role of people, and confusion between variables and drivers. As a contribution to resolving some of the confusion, we offer one interpretation of how the terms might be used.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 17, no 3, 30- p.
drivers, fast variables, resilience, shocks, slow variables, social ecological systems
Environmental Sciences Ecology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82974DOI: 10.5751/ES-05063-170330ISI: 000309475800032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-82974DiVA: diva2:575199