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DOI 10.1146/annurev-environ-112420-015910
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Titel (primär) Detecting thresholds of ecological change in the anthropocene
Autor Spake, R.; Barajas-Barbosa, M.P.; Blowes, S.A.; Bowler, D.E.; Callaghan, C.T.; Garbowski, M.; Jurburg, S.D.; van Klink, R.; Korell, L.; Ladouceur, E.; Rozzi, R.; Viana, D.S.; Xu, W.-B.; Chase, J.M.
Quelle Annual Review of Environment and Resources
Erscheinungsjahr 2022
Department BZF; UMB; iDiv; ESS; PHYDIV
Band/Volume 47
Seite von 797
Seite bis 821
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
T7 Bioeconomy
Keywords biodiversity; critical load; extinction threshold; nonlinear; scal; tipping point
Abstract Ecological thresholds comprise relatively fast changes in ecological conditions, with respect to time or external drivers, and are an attractive concept in both scientific and policy arenas. However, there is considerable debate concerning the existence, underlying mechanisms, and generalizability of ecological thresholds across a range of ecological subdisciplines. Here, we use the general concept of scale as a unifying framework with which to systematically navigate the variability within ecological threshold research. We review the literature to show how the observational scale adopted in any one study, defined by its organizational level, spatiotemporal grain and extent, and analytical method, can influence threshold detection and magnitude. We highlight a need for nuance in synthetic studies of thresholds, which could improve our predictive understanding of thresholds. Nuance is also needed when translating threshold concepts into policies, including threshold contingencies and uncertainties.
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Spake, R., Barajas-Barbosa, M.P., Blowes, S.A., Bowler, D.E., Callaghan, C.T., Garbowski, M., Jurburg, S.D., van Klink, R., Korell, L., Ladouceur, E., Rozzi, R., Viana, D.S., Xu, W.-B., Chase, J.M. (2022):
Detecting thresholds of ecological change in the anthropocene
Annu. Rev. Environ. Resour. 47 , 797 - 821 10.1146/annurev-environ-112420-015910