It aimed to improve a synthesis of ongoing case studies that bring a resilience and vulnerability approach to pressing development problems; improve the translation of resilience and vulnerability research into operational management concepts by mainstreaming resilience and vulnerability into policy and management practices towards sustainability and poverty reduction; and create a forum for dialogue amongst early career researchers.

Miller, F., R.K. Larsen and F. Thomalla. 2008. Hybrids, Bifocals, Tipping Points and Speed Dating: Report from the Resilience-Vulnerability Colloquium – From Theory to Practice, From Disconnect to Synergy in Support of Sustainable Development. Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Stockholm Environment Institute in cooperation with the University of Melbourne, Stockholm, Sweden, 10-11 April 2008, 39pp.