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social-ecological resilience

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The capacity of a social-ecological system to absorb or withstand perturbations and other stressors such that the system remains within the same regime, essentially maintaining its structure and functions. It describes the degree to which the system is capable of self-organization, learning and adaptation.

Land degradation and restoration assessment Holling, 1973, Gunderson & Holling, 2002, Walker et al. 2004.