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Title: Risk and resilience in an uncertain world

Abstract

We report that because the future is uncertain and to some extent unknowable, it is imperative that ecologists become involved in the discussion and planning of future infrastructure and protection from the effects of altered disturbance regimes. Research can test and demonstrate the benefits of protecting or proactively managing important features and places, and processes that enhance provisioning of ecosystem services such as flood control and fire mitigation. In conclusion, it is time to demonstrate how ecological science, when applied to human–environmental systems, can reduce risks and enhance resilience in a complex, changing world.

Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Environmental Sciences Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1422558
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 16; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1540-9295
Publisher:
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Dale, Virginia H., Jager, Henriette I., Wolfe, Amy K., and Efroymson, Rebecca A.. Risk and resilience in an uncertain world. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/fee.1759.
Dale, Virginia H., Jager, Henriette I., Wolfe, Amy K., & Efroymson, Rebecca A.. Risk and resilience in an uncertain world. United States. doi:10.1002/fee.1759.
Dale, Virginia H., Jager, Henriette I., Wolfe, Amy K., and Efroymson, Rebecca A.. Thu . "Risk and resilience in an uncertain world". United States. doi:10.1002/fee.1759.
@article{osti_1422558,
title = {Risk and resilience in an uncertain world},
author = {Dale, Virginia H. and Jager, Henriette I. and Wolfe, Amy K. and Efroymson, Rebecca A.},
abstractNote = {We report that because the future is uncertain and to some extent unknowable, it is imperative that ecologists become involved in the discussion and planning of future infrastructure and protection from the effects of altered disturbance regimes. Research can test and demonstrate the benefits of protecting or proactively managing important features and places, and processes that enhance provisioning of ecosystem services such as flood control and fire mitigation. In conclusion, it is time to demonstrate how ecological science, when applied to human–environmental systems, can reduce risks and enhance resilience in a complex, changing world.},
doi = {10.1002/fee.1759},
journal = {Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment},
number = 1,
volume = 16,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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