Meandering in the Annapurna: evidence of climate impacts in Nepal

February 8, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Margot Le Guen and Agathe Cavicchioli We landed at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport in October 2013 full of expectations. Our knowledge of observed climate changes and projected impacts gleaned from years of academic study […]

Food systems will not adapt to climate change without seed diversity warns new report

December 10, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Global food systems will struggle to adapt to climate change unless urgent action is taken to increase seed diversity, warn advocacy and environmental groups. In a recent report, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance […]

Nature’s limits

July 19, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Paul Basken The gorgeous red tomatoes, piled high in the hot West African sunshine, suggested a huge success. Just two years after the region’s economically vital crop was decimated by a fly-borne virus, university […]

Green versus grey: Nature’s solutions to infrastructure demands

April 12, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributors: John Talberth, Erin Gray, Logan Yonavjak & Todd Gartner Substitution of nature’s services with technological alternatives has been pursued with almost religious zeal as societies have industrialized over the past three centuries. But the […]

When regimes shift: the algal invasions of the Caribbean Sea

March 8, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler White sandy beaches, crystal clear seas, coral reefs and guaranteed sunshine. These are the natural assets that ensure that tourists continue to flock to the Islands of the Caribbean. But over the […]

What is resilience and why does it matter?

February 22, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Put simply resilience is the ability of a system to absorb shock and carry on performing the function that it was designed to do. The system can be anything from global supply […]

Our cooperative Darwinian moment

September 3, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Richard Heinberg Evolution can be ruthless in eliminating the unfit. “Red in tooth and claw,” as Tennyson memorably described it; nature routinely sacrifices billions of individual organisms and sometimes entire species in the course […]

Early warning signs: maths and sudden shifts

July 29, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: George Sugihara Rapid shifts are the hallmarks of climate change, epileptic seizures, financial crises and fishery collapses. Deep mathematical principles tie these events together. At a closed meeting held in Boston in October 2009, […]

How to apply resilience thinking – in Australia and beyond

June 25, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Brian Walker Resilience, in the context of the earth’s ecosystems, is defined as the capacity to absorb a shock, reorganize, and continue to function as before. This basic ability is often taken for granted […]

Salmon and resilience: beyond simple fixes

May 20, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Joseph Cone Excerpted from the preface to Pathways to Resilience: Sustaining Salmon Ecosystems in a Changing World (Oregon Sea Grant, 2012). What is the path we’re on if it’s not a path to resilience? […]

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