Foundations of Ecological Resilience

Foundations of Ecological Resilience

by Lance H. Gunderson
     
 

Foundations of Ecological Resilience is an important contribution to our collective understanding of resilience and an invaluable resource for students and scholars in ecology, wildlife ecology, conservation biology, sustainability, environmental science, public policy, and related fields.See more details below

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Foundations of Ecological Resilience is an important contribution to our collective understanding of resilience and an invaluable resource for students and scholars in ecology, wildlife ecology, conservation biology, sustainability, environmental science, public policy, and related fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597265119
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,171,332
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

About Island Press,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Note from the Publisher,
INTRODUCTION - Why Resilience? Why Now?,
PART ONE - Concepts and Theory,
Commentary on Part One Articles,
ARTICLE 1 - Resilience and Stability of Ecological Systems,
ARTICLE 2 - Engineering Resilience versus Ecological Resilience,
ARTICLE 3 - The Resilience of Terrestrial Ecosystems,
ARTICLE 4 - Regime Shifts, Resilience, and Biodiversity in Ecosystem Management,
ARTICLE 5 - Biological Diversity, Ecosystems, and the Human Scale,
ARTICLE 6 - Ecological Resilience, Biodiversity, and Scale,
PART TWO - Ecological Examples,
Commentary on Part Two Articles,
ARTICLE 7 - Catastrophes, Phase Shifts, and Large-Scale Degradation of a Caribbean Coral Reef,
ARTICLE 8 - Sea Otters and Kelp Forests in Alaska,
ARTICLE 9 - Body Mass Patterns Predict Invasions and Extinctions in Transforming Landscapes,
PART THREE - Empirics and Models,
Commentary on Part Three Articles,
ARTICLE 10 - Resource Science,
ARTICLE 11 - Lessons for Ecological Policy Design,
ARTICLE 12 - Qualitative Analysis of Insect Outbreak Systems,
CONCLUSION - The Evolution of an Idea—the Past, Present, and Future of Ecological Resilience,
Selected Bibliography,
Permissions and Original Sources,
Index,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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