Anticipating Critical Transitions

  title={Anticipating Critical Transitions},
  author={M. Scheffer and S. Carpenter and T. M. Lenton and J. Bascompte and W. Brock and V. Dakos and J. van de Koppel and I. A. van de Leemput and S. Levin and E. V. van Nes and M. Pascual and J. Vandermeer},
  pages={344 - 348}
  • M. Scheffer, S. Carpenter, +9 authors J. Vandermeer
  • Published 2012
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Science
  • All Change Research on early warning signals for critical transitions in complex systems such as ecosystems, climate, and global finance systems recently has been gathering pace. At the same time, studies on complex networks are starting to reveal which architecture may cause systems to be vulnerable to systemic collapse. Scheffer et al. (p. 344) review how previously isolated lines of work can be connected, conclude that many critical transitions (such as escape from the poverty trap) can have… CONTINUE READING
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