A few recent papers on resilience are quite exciting. Below are brief pointers to them. Hopefully we will have more time to right about them in the future.
- Steve Carpenter and colleagues Early Warnings of Regime Shifts: A Whole-Ecosystem Experiment in Science (DOI:10.1126/science.1203672)
Uses experimental lakes to show that early warning signs of regime shifts can be detected (with high frequency monitoring).
- Kendra McSweeney and Oliver Coomes Climate-related disaster opens a window of opportunity for rural poor in northeastern Honduras PNAS 108(13) 5203-5208 (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1014123108)
Response of a community in Honduras to Hurricane Mitch shows that disasters can provide opportunities for the poor.
- JP Evans Resilience, ecology and adaptation in the experimental city. Transactions of Institute of British Geographers 36 (2): 223-237 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2010.00420.x)
A geographer reflects on the consequences of resilience approaches to cities – especially Urban LTER in USA.
- Bill Currie Units of nature or processes across scales? The ecosystem concept at age 75. New Phytologist 109(1) 21-34. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03646.x)
An ecosystem ecologist looks at the history, problems, and possible future of the ecosystem concept.