Measuring resilience is essential if we are to understand it.
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"Sustainability", "resilience", and other terms group under the heading of "stability." Their ubiquity speaks to a vital need to characterise changes in complex social and environmental systems. In a bewildering array of terms, practical measurements are essential to permit comparisons and so untangle underlying relationships.
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Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Green & Sustainable Science & Technology
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Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1038/s41893-019-0399-7
Publication InfoPimm, Stuart L; Donohue, Ian; Montoya, José M; & Loreau, Michel (2019). Measuring resilience is essential if we are to understand it. Nature sustainability, 2(10). pp. 895-897. 10.1038/s41893-019-0399-7. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/23521.
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Stuart L. Pimm
Doris Duke Distinguished Professor of Conservation Ecology in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
Stuart Pimm is a world leader in the study of present-day extinctions and what can be done to prevent them. His research covers the reasons why species become extinct, how fast they do so, the global patterns of habitat loss and species extinction and, importantly, the management consequences of this research. Pimm received his BSc degree from Oxford University in 1971 and his Ph.D. from New Mexico State University in 1974. Pimm is the author of over 350 scientific papers and five books. He i
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