Seidl, R., Spies, T. A., Peterson, D. L., Stephens, S. L., Hicke, J. A. (2016), REVIEW: Searching for resilience: addressing the impacts of changing disturbance regimes on forest ecosystem services. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53: 120–129. doi: 10.1111/13

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Seidl, R., Spies, T. A., Peterson, D. L., Stephens, S. L., Hicke, J. A. (2016), REVIEW: Searching for resilience: addressing the impacts of changing disturbance regimes on forest ecosystem services. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53: 120–129. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12511
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2016
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A new publication from the Journal of Applied Ecology offers an evaluative report on the issue of maintaining forest ecosystem services as natural disturbance regimes shift due to climate change. The authors looked to cultivating resilience as a way of strengthening forest disturbance management. In this report, the authors define and highlight the importance of resilience in the context of management, and discuss how resilience can be fostered for forest ecosystem services in changing disturbance regimes. The authors first examine how changes in natural disturbance regimes will impact ecosystem services, and present an approach towards resilience as an operational application. Ecosystem recovery in relation to the "range of variability" concept was found to be the most useful disturbance ecology method for measuring ecosystem resilience. The article then discussed pathways and principles for applying resilience, and discussed future research that must be done in order to further our understanding of resilience cultivation under changing disturbance regimes.

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