Overview and Objectives

Overview - What Will You Learn In This Lesson?

This lesson discusses what resilience is and how it relates to understanding and interpreting natural phenomena.


This lesson covers the concept of ecological resilience. At the end of this module you should be able to:

  1. Define ecological resilience and related terminology
  2. Outline a brief history of the origin of the concept
  3. Explain the ball-in-cup model of resilience and its dynamics
  4. Demonstrate reasons why this concept may be used to make ecological management decisions

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. DGE-1735362 and 1920938. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.