Distinguishing random environmental fluctuations from ecological catastrophes for the North Pacific Ocean

@article{Hsieh2005DistinguishingRE,
  title={Distinguishing random environmental fluctuations from ecological catastrophes for the North Pacific Ocean},
  author={Chih-hao Hsieh and Sarah M. Glaser and Andrew J. Lucas and George Sugihara},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={435},
  pages={336-340}
}
The prospect of rapid dynamic changes in the environment is a pressing concern that has profound management and public policy implications. Worries over sudden climate change and irreversible changes in ecosystems are rooted in the potential that nonlinear systems have for complex and ‘pathological’ behaviours. Nonlinear behaviours have been shown in model systems and in some natural systems, but their occurrence in large-scale marine environments remains controversial. Here we show that time… Expand

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