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Resilience and Vulnerablilty to Hurricane Andrew

Short-term project
Start date: 01-Jan-2008          End date: 01-Jan-2010
Contact person: Laura A. Ogden



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Abstract

Natural disasters are often the result of a disturbance (such as a hurricane) on a socio-ecological system with historically constituted environmental and social vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are related to a community's (both human and nonhuman) ability to resist and be resilient to the disturbance event. In this project, FCE researchers are using long-term data from Hurricane Andrew to examine how theories of social vulnerability both correlate and problematize ecological theories of resilience.





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