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Chapter 4: Ecological resilience, climate change and the Great Barrier Reef

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Title: Chapter 4: Ecological resilience, climate change and the Great Barrier Reef
Year of publication: 2007
Publisher: The Great barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Townsville
Type of document: Book section or chapter
Abstract: The vulnerability assessments in this volume frequently refer to the resilience of various ecosystem elements in the face of climate change. This chapter provides an introduction to the concept of ecological resilience, and its application as part of a management response to climate change threats. As defined in the glossary, resilience refers to the capacity of a system to absorb shocks, resist dramatic changes in condition, and maintain or recover key functions and processes, without undergoing “phase shifts” to a qualitatively different state. For example, people who are physically and mentally fit and strong will have good prospect of recovery from disease, injury or trauma: they are resilient.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/537
metadata.dc.relation.uri: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/137
ISBN: 9781876945619
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
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