Enhancing quantitative approaches for assessing community resilience

W. C. Chuang, A. Garmestani, T. N. Eason, T. L. Spanbauer, H. B. Fried-Petersen, C. P. Roberts, S. M. Sundstrom, J. L. Burnett, D. G. Angeler, B. C. Chaffin, L. Gunderson, D. Twidwell, C. R. Allen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

56 Scopus citations


Scholars from many different intellectual disciplines have attempted to measure, estimate, or quantify resilience. However, there is growing concern that lack of clarity on the operationalization of the concept will limit its application. In this paper, we discuss the theory, research development and quantitative approaches in ecological and community resilience. Upon noting the lack of methods that quantify the complexities of the linked human and natural aspects of community resilience, we identify several promising approaches within the ecological resilience tradition that may be useful in filling these gaps. Further, we discuss the challenges for consolidating these approaches into a more integrated perspective for managing social-ecological systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-362
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
StatePublished - May 1 2018


  • Community resilience
  • Ecological resilience
  • Social-ecological systems


Dive into the research topics of 'Enhancing quantitative approaches for assessing community resilience'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this