research product . Collection . 2018

The application of resilience concepts in palaeoecology

Davies, Althea L.; Streeter, Richard T.; Lawson, Ian T.; Roucoux, Katherine H.; Hiles, William;
Open Access
  • Published: 13 Jun 2018
  • Publisher: Figshare
  • Country: United Kingdom
The concept of resilience has become increasingly important in ecological and socio-ecological literature. With its focus on the temporal behaviour of ecosystems, palaeoecology has an important role to play in developing a scientific understanding of ecological resilience. We provide a critical review of the ways in which resilience is being addressed by palaeoecologists. We review ~180 papers, identifying the definitions or conceptualisations of ‘resilience’ that they use, and analysing the ways in which palaeoecology is contributing to our understanding of ecological resilience. We identify three key areas for further development. Firstly, the term ‘resilience...
free text keywords: Geography, History, Disturbance regime, Ecosystem dynamics, Ecosystem modelling, Environmental change, Palaeoenvironmental, Socio-ecological systems, G Geography (General), GE Environmental Sciences, G1, GE
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