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Resilient Landscapes

This science area helps us understand how ecosystems respond to various pressures and in what situations these pressures result in tipping points or thresholds where the status changes in an undesirable and irreversible way.  It will help us understand how to maintain and restore resilient landscapes under a changing climate.  It involves integrating knowledge discovery and development, modeling, and syntheses to create adaptive management strategies to help maximize and sustain ecosystem and landscape integrity, function, and resilience into the future.  This also means it will integrate information on the effects of multiple interacting stressors on species, populations, landscapes, and ecosystems and utilize plant, animal, and vegetation ecology, entomology, pathology, genetics, soils, remote sensing, and monitoring information.