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Milkoreit, M., Hodbod, J., Baggio, J. Benessaiah, K. et. al. 2018. Defining tipping points for social-ecological systems scholarship – an interdisciplinary literature review. doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaaa75
2018 - Journal / article
The term tipping point has experienced explosive popularity across multiple disciplines over the last decade. Research on social-ecological systems (SES) has contributed to the growth and diversity of the term's use. The diverse uses of the term obscure potential differences between tipping behavior in natural and social systems, and issues of causality across natural and social system components in SES. This paper aims to cre...
Rocha, J.C., G.D. Peterson, R. Biggs. 2015. Regime shifts in the Anthropocene: Drivers, risks, and resilience. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0134639.
2015 - Journal / article
Many ecosystems can experience regime shifts: surprising, large and persistent changes in the function and structure of ecosystems. Assessing whether continued global change will lead to further regime shifts, or has the potential to trigger cascading regime shifts has been a central question in global change policy. Addressing this issue has, however, been hampered by the focus of regime shift research on specific cases and t...
Rocha, J., J. Yletyinen, R. Biggs, T. Blenckner, G. Peterson. 2015. Marine regime shifts: Drivers and impacts on ecosystems services. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 370(1659): 20130273.
2015 - Journal / article
Marine ecosystems can experience regime shifts, in which they shift from being organized around one set of mutually reinforcing structures and processes to another. Anthropogenic global change has broadly increased a wide variety of processes that can drive regime shifts. To assess the vulnerability of marine ecosystems to such shifts and their potential consequences, we reviewed the scientific literature for 13 types of marin...
Rocha, J.C., Biggs, R., Peterson, G. 2012. Regime Shifts. In: Braig, R., Nagle, J., Pardy, B., Schmitz, O., Smith, W. (eds.) Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability, Berkshire Publishing, 512
2012 - Book chapter
Ecosystem Management and Sustainability analyzes myriad human-initiated processes and tools developed to foster sustainable natural resource use, preservation, and restoration. It also examines how humans interact with plant, marine, and animal life in both natural and human-altered environments. Experts explain the complex ecosystem relationships that result from invasive species, roads, fencing, and even our homes—by addres...