How do you define resilience?

In this webinar, recorded on 27th September 2021, the Guest Editors and selected authors present research published in our cross-journal special feature: Reconciling resilience across ecological systems, species and subdisciplines.

Resilience has emerged as a key concept in ecology and conservation biology to understand and predict ecosystem responses to global change. In its broadest and original sense, resilience describes the ability of an ecosystem to resist, and recover from, a disturbance. However, the application of such a concept in different sub-disciplines of ecology and in different study systems has resulted in a wide disparity of definitions and ways of quantifying ecological resilience. This webinar and special feature provide an overview of how ecologists define, quantify, compare and predict resilience across different study systems. They integrate a diverse set of resilience studies using novel approaches, across different ecological sub-disciplines, numerous study systems, multiple levels of ecological organisation (e.g. ecological networks), and diverse taxa. An eagerness to break taxonomic frontiers within resilience research and integrate across ecological sub-disciplines motivated this special feature, with articles published in Journal of EcologyFunctional Ecology and Journal of Animal Ecology . 

Guest Edited by Pol Capdevila, Iain Stott and Roberto Salguero-Gomez.

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