Regime shift in a coastal marine ecosystem.

@article{Petersen2008RegimeSI,
  title={Regime shift in a coastal marine ecosystem.},
  author={Jens Kjerulf Petersen and Jens W{\"u}rgler Hansen and Martha Brogaard Laursen and Preben Clausen and Jacob Carstensen and Daniel J Conley},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={497-510}
}
We demonstrate changes in ecosystem stable states in a coastal lagoon that are consistent with what a regime shift would hypothesize. In the nutrient-stressed Ringkøbing Fjord, Denmark, a small change in one variable (salinity) facilitated by a change in sluice management, caused a sudden regime shift from a bottom-up controlled turbid state, into a top-down controlled clear-water state. The change in dominating pathway of organic matter production from pelagic turnover to benthic-pelagic… CONTINUE READING
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