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resistancerésistance (fr.); Resistenz (ger.)

  • The action of resisting, opposing, or withstanding someone or something; an instance of this. (OED 2011)
    balance resilience
    Ecology does not need 7 or 8 stability concepts. One can do, in its dual aspects, with resistance (constancy) and resilience (return after perturbation).
    Patten, B.C. (1975). Discussion statement. In: Dobben, W.H. van & Lowe-McConnell, R.H. (eds.). Unifying Concepts in Ecology, 183; cf. Orians, G.H. (1975). Diversity, stability and maturity in natural ecosystems. In: loc. cit., 139-150.