While resilience is a critical element of resource management and is necessary to sustain desirable ecosystem states in the face of unknown futures and variable environments (Elmqvist et al., 2003), it is not easily assessed (Adger, 2000). Resilience of a system depends on various factors such as time scale, the actual disturbance, the structure of the system, and control measures or polices that are available to be implemented (Ludwig et al., 2002). Ecological or ecosystem resilience is typically measured by the amount of disturbance an ecosystem can absorb without drastically altering its functions, processes, and structures (Gunderson, 2000), or by the ability of an ecosystem to cope with disturbance.What do we measure
- Overall ability of the ecological system to return to or near its pre-event
- In detail – air quality, soil, biomass, biodiversity, etc.
- Local government
- Scientists and researchers in the related fields
- Energy, utility companies
- Waste processing facilities
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