Ecological Resilience: Response to Climate Change and Natural Disasters

1st Edition

Kimberly Etingoff

Apple Academic Press
Published April 6, 2016
Reference - 366 Pages - 46 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771883108 - CAT# N11554

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

This book presents the latest research on resilience strategies around the world. Research such as this is necessary to create new ideas and to evaluate established ones in an effort to make communities more adaptable and to increase people's survival and quality of life while living with the reality of climate change. The book offers definitions of resilience and various ways of measuring it, since resilience is still a concept in transition. It also describes general strategies for increasing communities’ resilience at multiple levels, then dives into specific dimensions of resilience, tying it to energy infrastructure and systems and public health.