• Title: Resilience Practice: Building Capacity to Absorb Disturbance and Maintain Function
  • Author: BrianWalker David Salt
  • ISBN: 9781597268004
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Resilience Practice Building Capacity to Absorb Disturbance and Maintain Function In Resilience Thinking addressed an essential question As the natural systems that sustain us are subjected to shock after shock how much can they take and still deliver the services we need fr
    In 2006, Resilience Thinking addressed an essential question As the natural systems that sustain us are subjected to shock after shock, how much can they take and still deliver the services we need from them This idea caught the attention of both the scientific community and the general public In Resilience Practice, authors Brian Walker and David Salt take the notion oIn 2006, Resilience Thinking addressed an essential question As the natural systems that sustain us are subjected to shock after shock, how much can they take and still deliver the services we need from them This idea caught the attention of both the scientific community and the general public In Resilience Practice, authors Brian Walker and David Salt take the notion of resilience one step further, applying resilience thinking to real world situations and exploring how systems can be managed to promote and sustain resilience The book begins with an overview and introduction to resilience thinking and then takes the reader through the process of describing systems, assessing their resilience, and intervening as appropriate Following each chapter is a case study of a different type of social ecological system and how resilience makes a difference to that system in practice The final chapters explore resilience in other arenas, including on a global scale Resilience Practice will help people with an interest in the coping capacity of systems from farms and catchments to regions and nations to better understand how resilience thinking can be put into practice It offers an easy to read but scientifically robust guide through the real world application of the concept of resilience and is a must read for anyone concerned with the management of systems at any scale.

    One Reply to “Resilience Practice: Building Capacity to Absorb Disturbance and Maintain Function”

    1. We read many texts during my master's program in GIS and sustainable management, but only a few truly stood out. Resilience Practice was one of them. Previously the concept of 'resilience' was akin to a nebulous state that we knew existed, but which we didn't really know how to express or measure. After reading Walker and Salt, I now understand resilience as an inherent system property that is fundamental to the system's existence. Indeed, without adaptive capacity, transformability, modularity [...]

    2. I had high hopes for this book after Resilience Thinking. However, I feel as though there was little value added in it. Resilience Thinking gave a far more complete overview of resilience theory at large and while this book did provide a brief synopsis of various methodologies to assess and implement resilience in management, I felt that it was too vague to be of much practical application. I realize this was probably written as a follow up to Resilience Thinking, but if so, it would be better s [...]

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