Adaptation to Environmental Change: Contributions of a Resilience Framework

@inproceedings{Nelson2007AdaptationTE,
  title={Adaptation to Environmental Change: Contributions of a Resilience Framework},
  author={Donald R. Nelson and W Neil Adger and Katrina Fiona Brown},
  year={2007}
}
Adaptation is a process of deliberate change in anticipation of or in reaction to external stimuli and stress. The dominant research tradition on adaptation to environmental change primarily takes an actorcentered view, focusing on the agency of social actors to respond to specific environmental stimuli and emphasizing the reduction of vulnerabilities. The resilience approach is systems orientated, takes a more dynamic view, and sees adaptive capacity as a core feature of resilient social… CONTINUE READING

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