Refers to the amount of disturbance or stress that an ecosystem can absorb and
still remain capable of returning to its pre- disturbance state.
Source: GreenFacts, based on Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Glossary
The level of disturbance that an ecosystem can undergo without crossing a
threshold to a situation with different structure or outputs. Resilience depends
on ecological dynamics as well as the organizational and institutional capacity
to understand, manage, and respond to these dynamics.
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Español: Capacidad de resistencia (en biología)