RSS Ecology

  • ACES: Biodiversity and local resilience January 26, 2023
    Biodiversity is important because it produces ecological resiliency which allows ‘life’ to survive cataclysmic, disasters. Globally it’s important for maintaining resilient ecosystems and ...
  • Mental Resilience and the Ecological Crisis: What’s the Connection? January 23, 2023
    Furthermore, leveraging mental resilience and adaptation necessitates policy and organisational changes to support individuals and communities in building strength and adapting to an ecological ...
  • Agricultural Resilience January 23, 2023
    The resilience concept and its relation to complexity theory is explained and the characteristics that foster resilience in agricultural systems, including the role of biodiversity ... ecology in ...
  • Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology January 22, 2023
    With its clear and conversational writing style, comprehensive coverage, and sophisticated presentation, Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology, Fifth Edition, is regarded by many as the most ...
  • A new ecological approach to protect biodiversity January 17, 2023
    The knowledge gained from this approach can be used to protect biodiversity on land and in freshwaters, researchers conclude in a recent publication in the journal Ecology Letters. One of the ...
  • Ecological effects of biodiversity January 9, 2023
    These ecological effects of biodiversity in turn are affected by both climate change through enhanced greenhouse gases, aerosols and loss of land cover [citation needed], and biological diversity, ...
  • Ecology and Environmental Biology December 17, 2022
    Discover the behaviour of living systems from cells to ecosystems and explore issues relating to climate change, biodiversity and conservation ... the planet's biological diversity is organised by ...
  • IUCN CEM Social-Ecological Resilience and Transformation Thematic Group November 24, 2022
    The loss of biodiversity, social injustice and inequality ... to better account for the complex linkages between ecology and society, and lead nature-positive changes in society. Resilience: the ...
  • Social-Ecological Resilience and Transformation Thematic Group (SERT) August 16, 2022
    The loss of biodiversity, social injustice and inequality ... This includes assessing and building social-ecological resilience, and either fostering adaptation or deliberately catalyzing and steering ...
  • Shaping the Future: Urban Resilience and Socio-Ecological Systems Through Time March 16, 2022
    We focus on interactions that occur between urban form, ecological systems and the resilience of ancient cities, and their connections to maintaining biodiversity and human wellbeing. This body of ...
  • Ecology and Biodiversity February 17, 2022
    The students of the Master’s Degree Programme Ecology and Biodiversity learn to act and think scientifically when dealing with interdisciplinary topics and challenges in the fields of ecology, ...


SAFE G: Empowering Resilient Communities


Mission. To empower local communities to design immediate and effective SAFE G solutions that implement optical fiber wired to the home and office. Local taxpayers and ratepayers are entitled to this alternative to wireless, because they have already paid for it. Please see: Irregulators v. FCC.

5G/AI/Internet of Things Juggernaut presents an imminent threat. The harms to our community’s physical and mental health, the local environment, violations of citizen’s rights to due process, property, and personal privacy are foreseeable and preventable. The threat is especially dangerous to our children, elderly people, those with special sensitivities, disabled persons with chronic illnesses, caregivers, and our economically disadvantaged and minority communities that have no escape in their homes or workplaces.

Remedy: Community Empowerment: An effective remedy begins with widespread education and training in a proven system of wise leadership, community organization, team building, and negotiation. With this purpose we have created a 5G Dojo to support local communities around the world that are facing similar challenges. The key is to share negotiation successes and practical experience, so these lessons can be immediately deployed within the network. Equally essential is to fortify community-wide resilience rapidly and effectively. (See: 5 Minutes toResilience)

Our Funding Goal: $ 100,000

Donations: Please make your check or money order payable to National Institute for Science, Law, and Public Policy, designated for "SAFE G/Community Empowerment Initiative". You can contribute in two ways.

o   Simple donation with full tax deduction.

o   Partial tax deduction (at cost) with benefits. Please see benefit levels below.

Sponsors: Please contact us to discuss any questions or concerns and customized donation options.

Springs of Amethysts - $100

  • Public Recognition as a Community Health Charter Sponsor
  • Signed copy of Julian Gresser, Piloting through Chaos—Wise Leadership/Effective Negotiation for the 21st Century (1995)
  • Free gift of the 5 Minutes to Resilience web app


Rivulets of Moonstones - $500

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • 5 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 5 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Sparkles of Opal - $1K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • Public Lecture in Your Honor
  • 10 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 10 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Fountains of Pearls - $5K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • ½ day workshop training and consultation with any organization or company


Jade Eddies - $10K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • Two ½ day workshop, training and consultation with any organization or company of your choice
  • 20 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 20 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Sapphire Brooks of Laughing Hearts - $25K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • 1 day of professional consultation and meetings


Ruby Streams of Laughing Hearts - $35K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • One full day training program with materials for organization of choice to you.
  • 50 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 50 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Emerald Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $50K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • Two full day training programs with materials for organizations of your choice
  • 100 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 100 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Diamond Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $100K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • Four full day training programs with materials for organizations of your choice.
  • 200 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 200 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses

What is Ecological Resilience?

In ecology resilience is the capacity of an ecosystem to respond to a perturbation or disturbance by resisting damage and recovering quickly.

In ecology, resilience is the capacity of an ecosystem to respond to a perturbation or disturbance by resisting damage and recovering quickly. Such perturbations and disturbances can include stochastic events such as fires, flooding, windstorms, insect population explosions, and human activities such as deforestation, fracking of the ground for oil extraction, pesticide sprayed in soil, and the introduction of exotic plant or animal species. Disturbances of sufficient magnitude or duration can profoundly affect an ecosystem and may force an ecosystem to reach a threshold beyond which a different regime of processes and structures predominates.[2] Human activities that adversely affect ecosystem resilience such as reduction of biodiversity, exploitation of natural resources, pollution, land use, and anthropogenic climate change are increasingly causing regime shifts in ecosystems, often to less desirable and degraded conditions.

Here are some examples of ecological resilience:

  • The Willow Tree demonstrates ecological resilience via its flexibility – it is often the last tree left standing in high winds.
  • Possums were introduced to both Australia and New Zealand by European settlers in the 18th century.  The impact of possums on the New Zealand ecosystem was greater than on the Australian ecosystem.  The Australian ecosystem, in this case, proved to be more resilient to the impact of possums compared to the New Zealand ecosystem which became overrun by possums (due to the smaller land mass and lack of natural predators).

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Next: Challenged Earth: Climate Change Revisited

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