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Adaptive capacity and learning to learn as leverage for social-ecological resilience

Fazey, Ioan; Fazey, John A; Fischer, Joern; Sherren, Kate; Warren, John; Noss, Reed F; Dovers, Stephen


Adaptive capacity is increasingly recognized as essential for maintaining the resilience of social-ecological systems and for coping with environmental change. Four main requirements enable societies to successfully adapt to change: (1) the will and intention to maintain social-ecological resilience, (2) knowledge about current problems and the desired direction of change, (3) proactive behavior, and (4) the capacity to change existing patterns of behavior. The adaptive capacity of societies...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
DOI: 10.1890/1540-9295(2007)5[375:ACALTL]2.0.CO;2


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