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Record number 510047
Title What Do You Mean, 'Tipping Point'?
Author(s) Nes, E.H. van; Shojaei Arani, M.; Staal, A.; Bolt, B. van der; Flores, Bernardo M.; Bathiany, S.; Scheffer, M.
Source Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31 (2016)12. - ISSN 0169-5347 - p. 902 - 904.
Department(s) Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Abstract Over the past 10 years the use of the term ‘tipping point’ in the scientific literature has exploded. It was originally used loosely as a metaphor for the phenomenon that, beyond a certain threshold, runaway change propels a system to a new state. Although several specific mathematical definitions have since been proposed, we argue that these are too narrow and that it is better to retain the original definition.
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