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Adaptation strategies for reducing vulnerability to future environmental change

Fazey, Ioan; Gamarra, Javier; Fischer, Joern; Reed, Mark; Stringer, Lindsay; Christie, Mike


Many adaptation strategies focus on improving short-term capacities to cope with environmental change, but ignore the possibility that they might inadvertently increase vulnerability to unforeseen changes in the future. To help develop more effective long-term strategies, we present a conceptual framework of adaptation. The framework emphasizes that in order to ensure that existing problems are not exacerbated, adaptation must: (1) address both human-induced and biophysical drivers of undesired...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
DOI: 10.1890/080215


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