Analyzing Relative Resilience
Relative resilience is evaluated to determine how resilient each site is compared to other sites in the area. Managers may want to analyze relative resilience to compare resilience among sites considered for protection or to monitor changes in resilience over time. The relative resilience score is calculated to give us this information.
Calculating a relative resilience score typically involves 3 steps:
- Averaging scores for each indicator
- Normalizing values on a 0 to 1 scale
- Ranking scores
There are number of recently developed tools to support managers in analyzing relative resilience such as a guidance document, a tutorial for analyzing resilience assessment data, and an Excel file that walks users through the analysis.
Watch this video for an example of a resilience assessment to inform management of the reefs in the CNMI:
Case Study: Field-based Assessments of Coral Reef Resilience to Climate Change in Saipan, CNMI
Case Study: Assessing the Relative Resilience of the Coral Reefs of St. Croix, USVI
Coral Reef Resilience Assessment of the Pemba Channel Conservation Area, Tanzania
Coral Reef Resilience Assessment of the Bonaire National Marine Park, Netherlands Antilles
Assessing Coral Resilience and Bleaching Impacts in the Indonesian Archipelago