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Ecological Resilience, Biodiversity, and Scale
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It is proposed that ecological resilience is generated by diverse, but overlapping, function within a scale and by apparently redundant species that operate at different scales, thereby reinforcing function across scales.
Adaptive management for a turbulent future.
The Use of Discontinuities and Functional Groups to Assess Relative Resilience in Complex Systems
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It is proposed that the determination of discontinuities, and the quantification of function both within and across scales, produce relative measures of resilience in ecological and other systems.
Red Imported Fire Ant Impacts on Wildlife: A Decade of Research
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The evidence suggests that mammals, birds and herpetofauna are vulnerable to negative impacts from fire ants, and some species are more likely to experience negative population-level impacts than other species.
Patterns in body mass distributions: sifting among alternative hypotheses.
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The multiple competing hypotheses about species body mass distributions are examined, how their predictions vary, and possible methods by which the hypotheses can be distinguished and tested are discussed.
Red Imported Fire Ant Impacts on Northern Bobwhite Populations
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It is concluded that polygyne red imported fire ants were negatively impacting Northern Bobwhite in this region of Texas.
Understanding protected area resilience: a multi-scale, social-ecological approach.
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The analysis suggests that while ecological, economic, and social processes are often directly relevant to PAs at finer scales, at broader scales, the dominant processes that shape and alter PA resilience are primarily social and economic.
Quantifying spatial resilience
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The history and current status of spatial resilience in the research literature is reviewed, existing literature is expanded, additional elements of a spatial analytical approach to understanding resilience are introduced, and a framework for resilience operationalization is presented.
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