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Lance H. Gunderson

Lance H. Gunderson is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Environmental Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Foundations of Ecological Resilience

Foundations of Ecological Resilience

Ecological resilience provides a theoretical foundation for understanding how complex systems adapt to and recover from localized disturbances like hurricanes, fires, pest outbreaks, and floods, as well as large-scale perturbations such as...

Monitoring Ecosystems

Monitoring Ecosystems

Interdisciplinary Approaches for Evaluating Ecoregional Initiatives

Often a commitment to large ecosystem initiatives is linked both conceptually and legally with requirements for ecological monitoring as a means of evaluating the effectiveness of management actions.

Resilience and the Behavior of Large-Scale Systems

Resilience and the Behavior of Large-Scale Systems

Scientists and researchers concerned with the behavior of large ecosystems have focused in recent years on the concept of "resilience." Traditional perspectives held that ecological systems exist close to a steady state and resilience is the...