Free Webinar: Building resilience in social-ecological systems – March 2, 2016

Over the past decades, few concepts have gained such prominence as resilience, the capacity of a system to deal with change and continue to develop.

There has been an explosion of research into ways to promote or undermine the resilience of various systems, be it a landscape, a coastal area or a city. However, the multitude of suggested factors that enhance resilience has led to a somewhat dispersed and fragmented understanding of what is critical for building resilience and how an understanding of these factors can be applied.

This free webinar convenes authors of the publication with the same name to discuss seven principles that carify how to apply resilience thinking and address the interactions among the underlying social and ecological systems. The assessment was funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research and conducted by experts from the Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm University and Arizona State University.

Moderator: Michael Schoon is an assistant professor in Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, focusing on policy and governance in sustainable systems. Michael is active in international research communities on resilience, robustness, and complex systems through the Resilience Alliance and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. He serves on the board for IUCN’s Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group, which advises academics and practitioners on large-scale, cross-border conservation. Finally, he serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of the Commons, the leading journal in common-pool resource management.

Applying Resilience Thinking: Seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems” will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, from 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EST.

Register here.

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