A framework for vulnerability analysis in sustainability science.

@article{Turner2003AFF,
  title={A framework for vulnerability analysis in sustainability science.},
  author={Benjamin L Turner and Roger E. Kasperson and Pamela Ann Matson and J J Mccarthy and Robert W. Corell and Lindsey Christensen and Noelle Eckley and Jeanne X Kasperson and Amy Lynd Luers and Marybeth Long Martello and Colin D. Polsky and Alexander Pulsipher and Andrew F. Schiller},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={100 14},
  pages={8074-9}
}
Global environmental change and sustainability science increasingly recognize the need to address the consequences of changes taking place in the structure and function of the biosphere. These changes raise questions such as: Who and what are vulnerable to the multiple environmental changes underway, and where? Research demonstrates that vulnerability is registered not by exposure to hazards (perturbations and stresses) alone but also resides in the sensitivity and resilience of the system… CONTINUE READING
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