Social and ecological resilience: are they related?

  title={Social and ecological resilience: are they related?},
  author={W. Neil Adger},
  journal={Progress in Human Geography},
  pages={347 - 364}
  • W. Adger
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Sociology
  • Progress in Human Geography
This article defines social resilience as the ability of groups or communities to cope with external stresses and disturbances as a result of social, political and environmental change. This definition highlights social resilience in relation to the concept of ecological resilience which is a characteristic of ecosystems to maintain themselves in the face of disturbance. There is a clear link between social and ecological resilience, particularly for social groups or communities that are… 

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