Community Health

In a session this morning, exploring metrics of health in an online commuinty. Which made me immediately currious about the characteristics of a healthy ecosystem:

  • Vigour – the activity or rate of processes, e.g. slow/steady primary production)
  • Organisation – healthy ecosystems have a complex structure, e.g. high biodiversity, complex food webs
  • Resilience – a system’s capacity to maintain structure and function in the presence of stress; healthy ecosystems can recover after a disturbance

( Via What is ecosystem health? – Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program )

I would love to discuss how these map to online communities in the comments, and then update the post from your feedback.