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Scherbaum, S., S. Frisch, S. Leiberg, S.J. Lade, T. Goschke, M. Dshemuchadse. 2016. Process dynamics in delay discounting decisions: An attractor dynamics approach. Judgment and Decision Making 11: 472 – 495
2016 - Journal / article
How do people make decisions between an immediate but small reward and a delayed but large one? The outcome of such decisions indicates that people discount rewards by their delay and hence these outcomes are well described by discounting functions. However, to understand irregular decisions and dysfunctional behavior one needs models which describe how the process of making the decision unfolds dynamically over time: how do w...
Lade, S.J., M. Coelho, I.M. Tolić, T. Gross. 2015. Fusion leads to effective segregation of damage during cell division: An analytical treatment. Journal of Theoretical Biology 378: 47–55.
2015 - Journal / article
High levels of cellular damage are associated with impairment of cellular function and cell death. Partitioning the damage into a fraction of cells in the population improves population fitness and survival. We have previously shown that protein aggregates, resulting from misfolded, damaged proteins, fuse with each other leading to damage partitioning during cell division. Here, using an analytical treatment of aggregate fus...
Lade, S.J., S. Niiranen, J. Hentati-Sundberg, T. Blenckner, W.J. Boonstra, K. Orach, M.F. Quaas, H. Österblom, M. Schlüter. 2015. An empirical model of the Baltic Sea reveals the importance of social dynamics for ecological regime shifts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 112: 11120–11125
2015 - Journal / article
"Natural resource management is people management" is a cliché, but the effects of human behavior on the condition of natural resources, and vice versa, are often still not sufficiently acknowledged when modeling and managing natural resources. We constructed an empirically parameterized model of the boom and collapse of Baltic cod fisheries in the 1980s that explicitly took these two-way interactions between human action and...
Coelho, M., S.J. Lade, S. Alberti, T. Gross, I.M. Tolic. 2014. Fusion of protein aggregates facilitates asymmetric damage segregation. PLoS Biology 12(6):e1001886.
2014 - Journal / article
Asymmetric segregation of damaged proteins at cell division generates a cell that retains damage and a clean cell that supports population survival. In cells that divide asymmetrically, such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae , segregation of damaged proteins is achieved by retention and active transport. We have previously shown that in the symmetrically dividing Schizosaccharomyces pombe there is a transition between symmetric ...
Lade, S.J., A. Tavoni, S.A. Levin, M. Schlüter. 2013. Regime shifts in a social-ecological system. Theoretical Ecology 6:359-372. DOI: 10.1007/s12080-013-0187-3
2013 - Journal / article
Ecological regime shifts are rarely purely ecological. Not only is the regime shift frequently triggered by human activity, but the responses of relevant actors to ecological dynamics are often crucial to the development and even existence of the regime shift. Here, we show that the dynamics of human behaviour in response to ecological changes can be crucial in determining the overall dynamics of the system. We find a social–e...