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Generic Indicators of Ecological Resilience: Inferring the Chance of a Critical Transition

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          All ecosystems are exposed to gradual changes in climate, nutrient loading, habitat fragmentation or biotic exploitation. Nature is usually assumed to respond to gradual change in a smooth way. However, studies on lakes, coral reefs, oceans, forests and arid lands have shown that smooth change can be interrupted by sudden drastic switches to a contrasting state. Although diverse events can trigger such shifts, recent studies show that a loss of resilience usually paves the way for a switch to an alternative state. This suggests that strategies for sustainable management of such ecosystems should focus on maintaining resilience.
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            Journal
            Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
            Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst.
            Annual Reviews
            1543-592X
            1545-2069
            December 04 2015
            December 04 2015
            : 46
            : 1
            : 145-167
            10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-112414-054242
            © 2015

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