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Adaptability

Definition:

The capacity of actors in a system to manage resilience, either by moving the system toward or away from a threshold that would fundamentally alter the properties of the system, or by altering the underlying features of the stability landscape. See http://www.resalliance.org/ to learn more.

Example of Adaptability:

After the major environmental disturbance, not all plants species could survive in the new environment. Yet, some invasive species uses this situation as an advantage, where their different genetic features give them the benefit of higher adaptability to the new changes.
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