Resilience and biodiversity
Resilience in biology concerns the ability of a living system to adjust to climate change, to moderate potential damages, to take advantage of opportunities, or to cope with consequences; in short, its capacity to adapt. The U.S. Nature Conservancy’s resilience analysis develops an approach to conserve biological diversity while allowing species and communities to rearrange in response to a continually changing climate. This project identifies the most resilient examples of key geophysical settings, to provide managers and scientists with a nuanced picture of the places where conservation is most likely to succeed over centuries.