Type: Article
Title: The role played by social-ecological resilience as a method of integration in interdisciplinary research
Authors: Beichler, Simone A.
Hasibovic, Sanin
Davidse, Bart Jan
Deppisch, Sonja 
Issue Date: 2014
Keywords: adaptation; bridging concept; climate change; interdisciplinarity; resilience
Today’s multifaceted environmental problems, including climate change, necessitate interdisciplinary research. It is however difficult to combine disciplines to study such complex phenomena. We analyzed the experience we gained in applying a particular method of interdisciplinary integration, the ‘bridging concept.’ We outlined the entire process of developing, utilizing, and adapting social-ecological resilience as a bridging concept in a research project involving seven different disciplines. We focused on the tensions and opportunities arising from interdisciplinary dialogue and the understandings and manifestations of resilience in the disciplines involved. By evaluating the specific cognitive and social functions of resilience as a method of integration, we call for placing greater emphasis on the quality and value of the actual interdisciplinary process, rather than concentrating solely on the output of interdisciplinary work.
Subject Class (DDC): 300: Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie
HCU-Faculty: Stadtplanung und Regionalentwicklung 
Journal or Series Name: Ecology and society 
Volume: 19
Issue: 3
Publisher: Resilience Alliance
ISSN: 1708-3087
Publisher DOI: 10.5751/ES-06583-190304
URN (Citation Link): urn:nbn:de:gbv:1373-repos-10536
Directlink: https://repos.hcu-hamburg.de/handle/hcu/826
Language: English
Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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