Vasthi Alonso Chávez

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Ecosystems are subjected to a range of perturbations that have the potential to induce relatively sharp transitions in states. These can be referred to as regime shifts or critical transitions. They may be driven by perturbations that vary over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, from responses to deforestation within a small field to responses to(More)
Ash dieback is a fungal disease (causal agent Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) infecting Common ash (Fraxinus excelsior) throughout temperate Europe. The disease was first discovered in the UK in 2012 in a nursery in Southern England, in plants which had been imported from the Netherlands. After sampling other recently planted sites across England, more infected(More)
The response of ecosystems to perturbations is considered from a thermodynamic perspective by acknowledging that, as for all macroscopic systems and processes, the dynamics and stability of ecosystems is subject to definite thermodynamic law. For open ecosystems, exchanging energy, work, and mass with the environment, the thermodynamic criteria come from(More)
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