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Monitoring for tipping points in the marine environment

Hewitt JE & Thrush SF (2019)
Journal of Environmental Management 234: 131-137

  • Present environmental monitoring is not designed to detect approaching tipping points.
  • Ecological variability does not prevent detection of approaching tipping points.
  • There are numerous ways ecologists can increase certainty that a tipping point has occurred.
  • Surveillance monitoring is crucial to management where surprises may occur.

Threshold responses, Management, Design, Early warning signals, Detection, Methods