The Resilience Science weblog is operated by Garry Peterson, a professor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University in Sweden. It was started in early 2005 by Garry Peterson and Marco Janssen as an experiment to communicate recent work by and of interest to those interested in resilience in social ecological systems.

Currently its contributors are members of Resilience Alliance (RA), a research network of scientists and practitioners from many disciplines who collaborate to explore the dynamics of social-ecological systems. Key RA concepts include resilience, the adaptive cycle, and panarchy. The RA works to develop a practical theoretical foundation for a sustainable civilization. The RA develops sustainability science along three paths:

  • Contributing toward theoretical advances in the dynamics of complex adaptive systems
  • Supporting rigorous testing of theory via: participatory regional case-studies, adaptive management, minimal-modelling, and the use of scenarios and other qualitative modelling tools.
  • Developing guidelines and principles that will enable others to assess the resilience of coupled human-natural systems and develop policy and management tools that support sustainable development

In March. 2010 it contained over 900 posts on topics that include: adaptive management, financial crises, urban ecology, responses to crisis, ecological functioning, serious games, visualization, inequality, and green design.

Members of the RA who are interested in contributing to the Resilience Science weblog should contact Garry Peterson.

8 thoughts on “About”

  1. The meta discussion of how information exchange relates to the environment and how better research, and thus better resilience strategies can be implemented is fascinating and necessary in order for more scalable and justifiable research. This blog also appears to be associated with the resilience 2011 conference. Is there any discussion board, as in some sort of social networking site, that questions and ideas can be posed to participants in the 2011 Resilience conference or other people interested in the “three theoretical foundations for a sustainable civilization”stated above? I am a student at Lewis and Clark College interested in the ideas you suggest. I am also trying to establish some form of communication with the 2011 Resilience participants for research I am doing for Professor Jim Proctor on related ideas.

  2. Hi. I’m glad to be here 🙂
    I’m working in Korea Forest Research Institute as a postdoctoral research fellow.
    During searching about ‘Ecosystem Management’, I could get here through the web site of IUCN CEM. I expect that I can learn many from your sharing on Resilience Science, too 😀 Thanks for your sharing.

    with hope all things are in good around you,

    from. Go Eun Park (in Seoul)

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