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Multiple stable states in natural ecosystems

Author: Peter Petraitis
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Many natural systems such as coral reefs and tropical forests are undergoing rapid changes that appear without warning and seem irreversible. This book presents a clear and concise overview of the  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Petraitis
ISBN: 9780198777755 0198777752 9780199569342 0199569347
OCLC Number: 941742999
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. What theory actually tells us about multiple stable states ; 3. Detection of multiple stable states ; 4. Experimental evidence ; 5. Catastrophe theory ; 6. Hallmarks of catastrophes ; 7. Other modeling approaches ; 8. Four common misconceptions ; 9. Using temporal and spatial patterns as evidence ; 10. Where do we go from here?


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