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Abstract. This paper reports on the response by amphibians, benthic macroinvertebrates, and zooplankton in naturally fishless alpine lakes to fish introductions and subsequent fish disappearance. We assessed resistance (the degree to which a system is altered when the environment changes) by…
Author(s): R.A. Knapp, K.R. Matthews, O. Sarnelle
Keywords: alpine lakes, amphibians, exotic species, fish, invertebrates, predation, recovery, resilience, resistance, Sierra Nevada, stability, zooplankton
Source: Ecological Monographs. 71:401-421.
Year: 2001
Evidence for success of passive and active restoration is presented for interior conifer forest, sagebrush steppe, and riparian ecosystems, with a focus on the Columbia River basin. Passive restoration, defined as removal of the stresses that cause degradation, may be most appropriate for higher…
Author(s): James McIver, Lynn Starr
Keywords: disturbance, process, resilience, degradation, state-transition, riparian, sagebrush, interior forest, restoration management
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 153: 15-28
Year: 2001
Sediment recovery following disturbances is a measure of the time required to attain pre-disturbance sediment fluxes. Insight into the controls on recovery processes and pathways builds understanding of geomorphic resilience.We assess post-disturbance sediment recovery in three small (1.5-100 km2…
Author(s): Sara L. Rathburn, Scott M. Shahverdian, Sandra E. Ryan
Keywords: sediment recovery, disturbance, resilience, post-disturbance recovery
Source: Geomorphology. 305: 61-75.
Year: 2017
Measuring progress toward sustainability goals is a multifaceted task. International, regional, and national organizations and agencies seek to promote resilience and capacity for adaptation at local levels. However, their measurement systems may be poorly aligned with local contexts, cultures, and…
Author(s): Eleanor Sterling, Tamara Ticktin, Tē Kipa Kepa Morgan, Georgina Cullman, Diana Alvira, Pelika Andrade, Nadia Bergamini, Erin Betley, Kate Burrows, Sophie Caillon, Joachim Claudet, Rachel Dacks, Pablo Eyzaguirre, Chris Filardi, Nadav Gazit, Christian Giardina, Stacy Jupiter, Kealohanuiopuna Kinney, Joe McCarter, Manuel Mejia, Kanoe Morishige, Jennifer Newell, Lihla Noori, John Parks, Pua‘ala Pascua, Ashwin Ravikumar, Jamie Tanguay, Amanda Sigouin, Tina Stege, Mark Stege, Alaka Wali
Keywords: biocultural indicators, indicator sets, Indigenous Peoples, local communities, resilience, sustainability, well-being
Source: Environment and Society. 8(1): 63-95
Year: 2017
Uncertainty as to the extent and magnitude of changes in conditions that might occur due to climate change poses a problem for land and resource managers as they seek to adapt to changes and mitigate effects of climate variability. We illustrate using scenarios of projected future conditions on…
Author(s): Daniel W. Mccollum, John A. Tanaka, Jack A. Morgan, John E. Mitchell, William E. Fox, Kristie A. Maczko, Lori Hidinger, Clifford S. Duke, Urs P. Kreuter
Keywords: adaptive management, climate change, indicators, monitoring, rangelands, resilience, uncertainty, vulnerability
Source: Ecosystem Health and Sustainability. 3(3): e01264.
Year: 2017
Massive tree mortality has occurred rapidly in frequent-fire-adapted forests of the Sierra Nevada, California. This mortality is a product of acute drought compounded by the long-established removal of a key ecosystem process: frequent, low- to moderate-intensity fire. The recent tree mortality has…
Author(s): Scott L Stephens, Brandon M Collins, Christopher J Fettig, Mark A Finney, Chad M Hoffman, Eric E Knapp, Malcolm P North, Hugh Safford, Rebecca B Wayman
Keywords: bark beetle, resilience, mixed conifer, adaptation
Source: BioScience. 68(2): 77-88
Year: 2018
Wildfires have become larger and more severe over the past several decades on Colorado’s Front Range, catalyzing greater investments in forest management intended to mitigate wildfire risks. The complex ecological, social, and political context of the Front Range, however, makes forest management…
Author(s): Robert N. Addington, Gregory H. Aplet, Mike A. Battaglia, Jennifer S. Briggs, Peter M. Brown, Antony S. Cheng, Yvette Dickinson, Jonas A. Feinstein, Kristen A. Pelz, Claudia M. Regan, Jim Thinnes, Rick Truex, Paula J. Fornwalt, Benjamin Gannon, Chad W. Julian, Jeffrey L. Underhill, Brett Wolk
Keywords: disturbance regime, forest structure, resilience, restoration, scale, spatial heterogeneity, topography
Source: RMRS-GTR-373. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 121 p.
Year: 2018
In the 1970s, Forest Service and academic researchers clearcut the forest in Watershed 7 in the Coweeta Basin to observe how far the perturbation would move the ecosystem and how quickly the ecosystem would return to its predisturbance state. Ourlong-term observations demonstrated that this view of…
Author(s): C. Rhett Jackson, Jackson R. Webster, Jennifer D. Knoepp, Katherine J. Elliott, Ryan E. Emanuel, Peter V. Caldwell, Chelcy F. Miniat
Keywords: long-term, nitrogen, recovery, regime change, hydrology, resilience, watershed
Source: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water
Year: 2018
Building resilience to natural disturbances is a key to managing forests for adaptation to climate change. To date, most climate adaptation guidance has focused on recommendations for frequent-fire forests, leaving few published guidelines for forests that naturally experience infrequent, stand-…
Author(s): Joshua S. Halofsky, Daniel C. Donato, Jerry F. Franklin, Jessica E. Halofsky, David L. Peterson, Brian J. Harvey
Keywords: Climate adaptation, high-severity fire regime, maritime forests, post-disturbance management, resilience, subalpine forests
Source: Ecosphere. 9(3): e02140-.
Year: 2018
Extensive high-severity wildfires have driven major losses of ponderosa pine and mixed-conifer forests in the southwestern United States, in some settings catalyzing enduring conversions to nonforested vegetation types. Management interventions to reduce the probability of stand-replacing wildfire…
Author(s): Ryan B. Walker, Jonathan D. Coop, Sean A. Parks, Laura Trader
Keywords: ecological restoration, fuel treatment, Pinus ponderosa, reburning, resilience, resource objective wildfire, Rx fire, transformation, type conversion
Source: Ecosphere. 9(4): e02182.
Year: 2018