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Ecological resilience and complexity: a theoretical framework for understanding and managing British Columbia’s forest ecosystems in a changing climate

Author(s) or contact(s): E.M. Campbell, S.C. Saunders, K.D. Coates, D.V. Meidinger, A. MacKinnon, G.A. O'Neill, D.J. MacKillop, S.C. DeLong, and D.G. Morgan
Source: Forest Science Program
Subject: Ecosystems
Series: Technical Report
Other details:  Published 2009. Hardcopy is available.


This Technical Report is one of a series of foundation papers for the British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range's Future Forest Ecosystems Initiative (FFEI). The series of foundation papers will increase awareness about the potential impact of climate change on forest range resources in British Columbia. It will also provide information to help assess the vulnerability of British Columbia's forest and range resources to climate change and guide the development of adaptation strategies.

This report summarizes the theory of ecological resilience and explores how this aspect of complex system science provides guidance for managing forests in a changing climate.

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Updated November 24, 2009