Ecological Resilience: Response to Climate Change and Natural Disasters, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Ecological Resilience

Response to Climate Change and Natural Disasters, 1st Edition

Edited by Kimberly Etingoff

Apple Academic Press

366 pages | 46 B/W Illus.

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

This book presents the latest research on resilience strategies around the world. Research such as this is necessary to create new ideas and to evaluate established ones in an effort to make communities more adaptable and to increase people's survival and quality of life while living with the reality of climate change. The book offers definitions of resilience and various ways of measuring it, since resilience is still a concept in transition. It also describes general strategies for increasing communities’ resilience at multiple levels, then dives into specific dimensions of resilience, tying it to energy infrastructure and systems and public health.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Defining and Measuring Resilience. Understanding Resilient Urban Futures: A Systemic Modelling Approach. Towards Sustainable Cities: Extending Resilience with Insights from Vulnerability and Transition Theory. Resilience Attributes of Social-Ecological Systems: Framing Metrics for Management. General Resilience Strategies. Community Vitality: The Role of Community-Level Resilience Adaptation and Innovation in Sustainable Development. Cross-Scale and Cross-Level Dynamics: Governance and Capacity for Resilience in a Social-Ecological System in Taiwan. Towards Enhanced Resilience in City Design: A Proposition. Considering Hazard Estimation Uncertain in Urban Resilience Strategies. Energy Resilience. Resilience, Sustainability and Risk Management: A Focus on Energy. Public Health Resilience. Resilience to the Health Risks of Extreme Weather Events in a Changing Climate in the United States. Building Resilience against Climate Effects: A Novel Framework to Facilitate Climate Readiness in Public Health Agencies. The Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project: A Community-Level, Public Health Initiative to Build Community Disaster Resilience. Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General