Seminar with Buzz Holling, giving an in-depth introduction to how social-ecological resilience thinking was developed.
In the video Holling talks about his early work with functional types, the famous 1973 paper, his work on adaptive management insights, the adaptive cycle in 1986, cross-scale issues, and Panarchy.
He presents the insights, barriers, and opportunities that were part of the process. The talk was based on Holling Memoir.
About Buzz Holling
C. S. (Buzz) Holling is Emeritus Eminent Scholar and Professor in Ecological Sciences at the Uni-versity of Florida. He was among the first ecologists to recognize the importance of nonlinear dynamics.
His 1973 paper on the resilience of ecological systems had a substantial impact within ecology and other natural and social sciences. He has also contributed important ideas to ecological management, including Adaptive management and the Adaptive Cycle.
More recently his work on the cross-scale structure and dynamics of ecosystems has been highly influential. This work resulted in the 2002 book Panarchy: understanding transformations in human and natural systems.
Holling is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a foreign Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and has been awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Arts and Science and a num-ber of other awards.
He was founding editor-in-chief of the open access on-line journal Conser-vation Ecology, now renamed Ecology and Society. He was also the founder of the Resilience Alliance.