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Towards a bridging concept for undesirable resilience in social-ecological systems

Title data

Dornelles, André Z. ; Boyd, Emily ; Nunes, Richard J. ; Asquith, Mike ; Boonstra, Wiebren J. ; Delabre, Izabela ; Denney, J. Michael ; Grimm, Volker ; Jentsch, Anke ; Nicholas, Kimberly A. ; Schröter, Matthias ; Seppelt, Ralf ; Settele, Josef ; Shackelford, Nancy ; Standish, Rachel J. ; Yengoh, Genesis Tambang ; Oliver, Tom H.:
Towards a bridging concept for undesirable resilience in social-ecological systems.
In: Global Sustainability. Vol. 3 (2020) . - No. e20.
ISSN 2059-4798
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/sus.2020.15

Abstract in another language

Resilience is a cross-disciplinary concept that is relevant for understanding the sustainability of the social and environmental conditions in which we live. Most research normatively focuses on building or strengthening resilience, despite growing recognition of the importance of breaking the resilience of, and thus transforming, unsustainable social-ecological systems. Undesirable resilience (cf. lock-ins, social-ecological traps), however, is not only less explored in the academic literature, but its understanding is also more fragmented across different disciplines. This disparity can inhibit collaboration among researchers exploring interdependent challenges in sustainability sciences. In this article, we propose that the term lock-in may contribute to a common understanding of undesirable resilience across scientific fields.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: lock-in; regime shifts; sustainable development; tipping points; transformations
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professor Disturbance Ecology > Professor Disturbance Ecology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Anke Jentsch
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2020 09:34
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2020 09:34
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/57866