[MCN] North American drought as of *December* 2017:Latest update
lance at wildrockies.org
Sun Jan 28 08:43:48 EST 2018
A species or ecosystems recovery from disturbances can be reversed, and fail; e.g., “ … recovery rates decrease as a catastrophic regime shift is approached, a phenomenon known in physics as 'critical slowing down.' …. In all the models we analyzed, critical slowing down becomes apparent quite far from a threshold point, suggesting that it may indeed be of practical use as an early warning signal” (van Nes and Scheffer. American Naturalist, 2007).
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