Resilience: What is it and what does it mean for marine policymakers?

Gibbs, Mark T. (2009) Resilience: What is it and what does it mean for marine policymakers? Marine Policy, 33(2), pp. 322-331.

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Abstract

Marine policymakers are facing increasing calls to consider the resilience of communities that rely on coastal and marine ecosystem goods and services, and the resilience of natural systems themselves. These calls are in response to increasing threats to coastal communities from external factors such as coastal hazards, possibly associated with climate change, reductions in natural capital often caused by over-fishing and invasive species, and drivers that act to change local and regional economic conditions leading to changes in employment and inequality. However, most communities have had little experience in explicitly managing for resilience. Similarly, our understanding of the factors that make a natural or social system resilient is also somewhat limited. Furthermore, there is a lack of consensus-based definitions and performance measures for assessing resilience. These factors, along with other barriers, will need to be overcome before effective resilience-based management can be implemented. Crown

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ID Code: 97800
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Adaptive capacity, Resilience, Sustainability, Sustainable development, climate change, economic conditions, invasive species, marine ecosystem, marine policy, policy making
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2008.08.001
ISSN: 0308-597X
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Copyright Owner: 2009 Elsevier
Deposited On: 01 Aug 2016 03:06
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 00:53

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