Glossary

The glossary provides clear and accessible definitions, based on current usage of the terms in the scientific literature by RA researchers. The glossary aims to improve understanding of relevant concepts by delivering a definition of each term, a referenced source for the definition, and in some cases, an additional layer of information.

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Adaptability 
Adaptive capacity 
Adaptive cycle 
Adaptive Governance 
Adaptive management 
Alpha phase 
Capital 
Complex adaptive systems 
Cross-scale 
Disturbance 
Ecosystem Services 
Engineering resilience 
Functional groups 
Governance 
Hierarchy 
Hysteresis 
K-Phase 
Latititude 
Lumpiness 
Modeling 
Myths of nature 
Negative feedback 
Omega Phase 
Panarchy 
Positive feedback 
Poverty trap 
Precariousness 
r-Phase 
Regime shift 
Resilience 
Resilience Surrogates 
Resistance 
Reversibility 
Rigidity trap 
Rule-of-hand 
Scale 
Self-organization 
Social capital 
Social-ecological systems 
Stability 
Sustainability 
Sustainable development 
System Archetypes 
Threshold 
Transformability 


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