Despite its quantitative roots, resilience has proven to be especially challenging to measure. The lack of a clear and consistent approach to measuring resilience may be contributing to the slower uptake and application of the concept by ecological managers. Tackling this issue head on and offering an update on progress made over the past decade, a special feature on Quantifying Resilience edited by Craig Allen and David Angeler has now been published in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Applied Ecology (Vol. 53, Issue3). The complete collection of special feature papers covers a range of approaches and case studies that explicitly address ways of quantifying resilience.
Blog post by David Angeler "Resilience: buzzword or quantifiable theory with management application?" https://jappliedecologyblog.wordpress.com/tag/quantifying-resilience/
See also the paper from Seidl et al: http://www.journalofappliedecology.org/view/0/quantifyingresilience.html