There is confusion about the term Resilience. To many people, it means the ability to withstand stress. To some people, the ultimate resilience comes from thick walls (or huge capital requirements). The picture above is one of many thousands like it that shows the ultimate result of seeking resilience in a static manner.
The dictionary has something slightly different:
the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.
But Holling, a prominent ecologist, suggests something much more robust. He suggests that a resilient species will survive all of the stressors that attack it from its environment and thrive when conditions become benign.
“a major strategy selected is not one maximizing either efficiency or a particular reward, but one which allows persistence by maintaining flexibility above all else. A population responds to any environmental change by the initiation of a series…
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