"As both the societies and the world in which we live face increasingly rapid and turbulent changes, the concept of resilience has become an active and important research area. Reflecting the very latest research, this book provides a critical review of the ways in which resilience of social-ecological systems, and the ecosystem services they provide, can be enhanced. With contributions from leaders in the field, the chapters are structured around seven key principles for building resilience: maintain diversity and redundancy; manage connectivity; manage slow variables and feedbacks; foster complex adaptive systems thinking; encourage learning; broaden participation; and promote polycentric governance. The authors assess the evidence in support of these principles, discussing their practical application and outlining further research needs. Intended for researchers, practitioners and graduate students, this is an ideal resource for anyone working in resilience science and for those in the broader fields of sustainability science, environmental management and governance"-- "This book is the product of a long-standing and rewarding collaboration among a group of young scholars who first connected in 2007 to form the Resilience Alliance Young Scholars (RAYS) network. The RAYS was initiated by the Resilience Alliance (RA, www.resalliance.org) to provide a space for young resilience scholars linked to the RA and other resilience research nodes around the world to come together and share ideas, and develop a next generation of internationally networked resilience scientists"-- Machine generated contents note: List of contributors; Foreword Carl Folke; Acknowledgements; 1. An introduction to the resilience approach and principles to sustain ecosystem services in social-ecological systems Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs, Maja Schlèuter and Michael L. Schoon; 2. Politics and the resilience of ecosystem services Michael L. Schoon, Martin D. Robards, Katrina Brown, Nathan Engle, Chanda L. Meek and Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs; 3. Principle 1: maintain diversity and redundancy Karen Kotschy, Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs, Tim Daw, Carl Folke and Paul West; 4. Principle 2: manage connectivity Vasilis Dakos, Allyson Quinlan, Jacopo A. Baggio, Elena Bennett, èOrjan Bodin and Shauna BurnSilver; 5. Principle 3: manage slow variables and feedbacks Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs, Line Gordon, Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, Maja Schlèuter and Brian Walker; 6. Principle 4: foster complex adaptive systems thinking Erin L. Bohensky, Louisa S. Evans, John M. Anderies, Duan Biggs and Christo Fabricius; 7. Principle 5: encourage learning Georgina Cundill, Anne M. Leitch, Lisen Schultz, Derek Armitage and Garry Peterson; 8. Principle 6: broaden participation Anne M. Leitch, Georgina Cundill, Lisen Schultz and Chanda L. Meek; 9. Principle 7: promote polycentric governance systems Michael L. Schoon, Martin D. Robards, Chanda L. Meek and Victor Galaz; 10. Reflections on building resilience: interactions among principles and implications for governance Maja Schlèuter, Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs, Michael L. Schoon, Martin D. Robards and John M. Anderies; Index.