David Salt

David Salt

David Salt has been writing about science, scientists, and the environment for much of the last three decades. He created and then produced The Helix (Australia’s best-loved science magazine for young people) for more than a decade, served as communications manager for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Division of Wildlife and Ecology, and was the inaugural editor of an Australian version of the popular science magazine Newton. More recently, Salt has written and edited books on farm forestry and agri-environment policy. He currently edits two research magazines, Decision Point and Science for Saving Species, and is based in Canberra at the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions at the Australian National University. With Brian Walker, Salt coauthored Resilience Thinking (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2006) and Resilience Practice (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2012).
Resilience Practice

Resilience Practice

Building Capacity to Absorb Disturbance and Maintain Function

In 2006, Resilience Thinking addressed an essential question: As the natural systems that sustain us are subjected to shock after shock, how much can they take and still deliver the services we need from them?

Resilience Thinking

Resilience Thinking

Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World

Increasingly, cracks are appearing in the capacity of communities, ecosystems, and landscapes to provide the goods and services that sustain our planet's well-being. The response from most quarters has been for "more of the same" that created the...