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- Ratajczak, Zak; D'Odorico, Paolo; Collins, Scott L.; Bestelmeyer, Brandon T.; Isbell, Forest I.; Nippert, Jesse B.
- Ecological monographs 2017 v.87 no.2 pp. 198-218
- ecological restoration; ecological succession; ecosystems; environmental factors; eutrophication; fire suppression; fires; grasslands; grazing; landscapes; long term experiments; prediction; shrublands; simulation models; spatial variation; temperature
- ... Regime shifts are difficult‐to‐reverse transitions that occur when an ecosystem reorganizes around a new set of self‐reinforcing feedbacks. Regime shifts are predicted to occur when the intensity of some exogenous driver variable, such as temperature, annual harvest rate, or nutrient addition rate, gradually approaches and crosses a threshold value, initiating a transition to an alternative state. ...