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Enhancing quantitative approaches for assessing community resilience

May 1, 2018

Scholars from many different intellectual disciplines have attempted to measure, estimate, or quantify resilience. However, there is growing concern that lack of clarity on the operationalization of the concept will limit its application. In this paper, we discuss the theory, research development and quantitative approaches in ecological and community resilience. Upon noting the lack of methods that quantify the complexities of the linked human and natural aspects of community resilience, we identify several promising approaches within the ecological resilience tradition that may be useful in filling these gaps. Further, we discuss the challenges for consolidating these approaches into a more integrated perspective for managing social-ecological systems.

Publication Year 2018
Title Enhancing quantitative approaches for assessing community resilience
DOI 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.01.083
Authors W. C. Chuang, A.S. Garmestani, T. N. Eason, T. L. Spanbauer, H. B. Fried-Peterson, C. P. Roberts, Shana M. Sundstrom, J.L. Burnett, David G. Angeler, Brian C. Chaffin, L. Gunderson, Dirac Twidwell, Craig R. Allen
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Environmental Management
Index ID 70197463
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Coop Res Unit Atlanta