Fig. 1. The adaptive cycle (Gunderson and Holling 2002:34) shows the four phases of adaptation along the connectedness and potential dimensions. (+) indicates high level and (-) indicates low level of connectedness and potential. Figure was adapted from: Panarchy: understanding transformations in human and natural systems. by Lance H. Gunderson and C.S. Holling, editors. Copyright 2002 Island Press. Reproduced by permission of Island Press, Washington, D.C., USA. Fig. 1