research product . Other ORP type . 2012

Anticipating critical transitions

Scheffer, Marten; Carpenter, Stephen R.; Lenton, Timothy M.; Bascompte, Jordi; Brock, William; Dakos, Vasilis; van de Koppel, Johan; van de Leemput, Ingrid A.; Levin, Simon A.; van Nes, Egbert H.; ...
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  • Published: 19 Oct 2012
Abstract
Tipping points in complex systems may imply risks of unwanted collapse, but also opportunities for positive change. Our capacity to navigate such risks and opportunities can be boosted by combining emerging insights from two unconnected fields of research. One line of work is revealing fundamental architectural features that may cause ecological networks, financial markets, and other complex systems to have tipping points. Another field of research is uncovering generic empirical indicators of the proximity to such critical thresholds. Although sudden shifts in complex systems will inevitably continue to surprise us, work at the crossroads of these emerging fiel...
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free text keywords: CRITICAL SLOWING-DOWN, NONEQUILIBRIUM PHASE-TRANSITIONS, COORDINATED BIOLOGICAL MOTION, EARLY-WARNING SIGNALS, REGIME SHIFTS, TIPPING-POINT, CATASTROPHIC SHIFTS, ECOSYSTEMS, RESILIENCE, SYSTEMS
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NSF| Collaborative Research: Whole Ecosystem Experiments on Early Warnings for Regime Shifts to Cyanobacteria in Lakes
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  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1144683
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Biological Sciences | Division of Environmental Biology
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UKRI| Detecting and classifying bifurcations in the climate system
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  • Funder: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Project Code: NE/F005474/1
  • Funding stream: NERC
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