Ecosystems: the rocky road to regime-shift indicators

Curr Biol. 2015 Aug 3;25(15):R666-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.027.

Abstract

Ecosystems can undergo dramatic shifts from one stable state to another. While indicators of such shifts are well known, experimental tests are few and far between. A new study on rocky shore ecosystems now offers a test of warning indicators.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Ecosystem*
  • Phaeophyta / physiology*
  • Seaweed / physiology*