Ocean Tipping Points 11/2014
From coral reefs to prairie grasslands, some of the world’s most iconic habitats are susceptible to sudden collapse due to seemingly minor events. Three studies published in the Nov. 24, 2014 special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society—Biological Science hold the promise of helping resource managers predict, avoid, and reverse the tipping points that lead to degraded habitats, economic losses, and social upheaval.

The studies are the initial findings of the Ocean Tipping Points Project, an international collaboration that includes researchers from the Center for Ocean Solutions, a collaboration among Stanford University (through the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Hopkins Marine Station), The Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
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