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Response diversity as a sustainability strategy

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Walker, B; Crépin, AS; Nyström, M; Anderies, JM; Andersson, E; Elmqvist, T; Queiroz, C; Barrett, S; Bennett, E; Cardenas, JC; Carpenter, SR ...
Published in: Nature Sustainability
June 1, 2023

Financial advisers recommend a diverse portfolio to respond to market fluctuations across sectors. Similarly, nature has evolved a diverse portfolio of species to maintain ecosystem function amid environmental fluctuations. In urban planning, public health, transport and communications, food production, and other domains, however, this feature often seems ignored. As we enter an era of unprecedented turbulence at the planetary level, we argue that ample responses to this new reality — that is, response diversity — can no longer be taken for granted and must be actively designed and managed. We describe here what response diversity is, how it is expressed and how it can be enhanced and lost.

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Nature Sustainability

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2398-9629

Publication Date

June 1, 2023

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6

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6

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621 / 629

Related Subject Headings

  • 41 Environmental sciences
  • 40 Engineering
 

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Walker, B., Crépin, A. S., Nyström, M., Anderies, J. M., Andersson, E., Elmqvist, T., … Vincent, J. R. (2023). Response diversity as a sustainability strategy. Nature Sustainability, 6(6), 621–629. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-01048-7
Walker, B., A. S. Crépin, M. Nyström, J. M. Anderies, E. Andersson, T. Elmqvist, C. Queiroz, et al. “Response diversity as a sustainability strategy.” Nature Sustainability 6, no. 6 (June 1, 2023): 621–29. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-01048-7.
Walker B, Crépin AS, Nyström M, Anderies JM, Andersson E, Elmqvist T, et al. Response diversity as a sustainability strategy. Nature Sustainability. 2023 Jun 1;6(6):621–9.
Walker, B., et al. “Response diversity as a sustainability strategy.” Nature Sustainability, vol. 6, no. 6, June 2023, pp. 621–29. Scopus, doi:10.1038/s41893-022-01048-7.
Walker B, Crépin AS, Nyström M, Anderies JM, Andersson E, Elmqvist T, Queiroz C, Barrett S, Bennett E, Cardenas JC, Carpenter SR, Chapin FS, de Zeeuw A, Fischer J, Folke C, Levin S, Nyborg K, Polasky S, Segerson K, Seto KC, Scheffer M, Shogren JF, Tavoni A, van den Bergh J, Weber EU, Vincent JR. Response diversity as a sustainability strategy. Nature Sustainability. 2023 Jun 1;6(6):621–629.

Published In

Nature Sustainability

DOI

EISSN

2398-9629

Publication Date

June 1, 2023

Volume

6

Issue

6

Start / End Page

621 / 629

Related Subject Headings

  • 41 Environmental sciences
  • 40 Engineering