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Transient phenomena in ecology

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Category
General Reference
author-supplied keywords
keywords
transient dynamics
authors
Alan Hastings
Karen C. Abbott
Kim Cuddington
Tessa Francis
Gabriel Gellner
Ying Cheng Lai
Andrew Morozov
Sergei Petrovskii
Katherine Scranton
Mary Lou Zeeman
title
Transient phenomena in ecology
type
journal
year
2018
source
Science
volume
361
issue
6406
publisher
American Association for the Advancement of Science
link
https://www.mendeley.com/catalogue/01ee5994-3f1d-3bd2-8b00-c8f8d67e7a97/(0)

Abstract

The importance of transient dynamics in ecological systems and in the models that describe them has become increasingly recognized. However, previous work has typically treated each instance of these dynamics separately. We review both empirical examples and model systems, and outline a classification of transient dynamics based on ideas and concepts from dynamical systems theory. This classification provides ways to understand the likelihood of transients for particular systems, and to guide investigations to determine the timing of sudden switches in dynamics and other characteristics of transients. Implications for both management and underlying ecological theories emerge.

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Identifiers

  • doi: 10.1126/science.aat6412 (Google search)
  • issn: 10959203
  • sgr: 85052898551
  • isbn: 0036-8075
  • pmid: 30190378
  • scopus: 2-s2.0-85052898551
  • pui: 623753514

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