Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Complex systems: Foreseeing tipping points

"Theory suggests that the risk of critical transitions in complex systems can be revealed by generic indicators. A lab study of extinction in plankton populations provides experimental support for that principle." Full news article @ Nature. Se also the research article:

John M. Drake & Blaine D. Griffen [2010]. "Early warning signals of extinction in deteriorating environments". Nature 467 , 456–459

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