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Social-ecological resilience to coastal disasters
Adger, W.N. (2005). Social-ecological resilience to coastal disasters. Science (Wash.) 309(5737): 1036-1039
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: New York, N.Y. ISSN 0036-8075, more
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Keywords
    Disasters; Tsunamis; Marine

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  • Adger, W.N.

Abstract
    Social and ecological vulnerability to disasters and outcomes of any particular extreme event are influenced by buildup or erosion of resilience both before and after disasters occur. Resilient social-ecological systems incorporate diverse mechanisms for living with, and learning from, change and unexpected shocks. Disaster management requires multilevel governance systems that can enhance the capacity to cope with uncertainty and surprise by mobilizing diverse sources of resilience.

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