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Definition of Vulnerability:
The likelihood that a habitat, community or individual (or individual colony) of a species will be exposed to an external factor to which it is sensitive.[1]
This is the common definition for Vulnerability, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. McLeod C.R. (1996).Glossary of marine ecological terms, acronyms and abbreviations used in MNCR work. In Marine Nature Conservation Review: rationale and methods. (Edited by K. Hiscock). Peterborough: Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Appendix 1, pp. 93-110.