Ecological thresholds in marine communities: theory, experiments and management

RW Osman, P Munguia, RN Zajac
2010 Marine Ecology Progress Series  
Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 413, pages 185-304 CONTENTS Osman RW, Munguia P, Zajac RN Ecological thresholds in marine communities: theory, experiments, and management ......... 185-187 Petraitis PS, Hoffman C Multiple stable states and relationship between thresholds in processes and states ... 189-200 Dudgeon SR, Aronson RB, Bruno JF, Precht WF Phase shifts and stable states on coral reefs ... 201-216 Lundquist CJ, Thrush SF, Coco G, Hewitt JE Interactions between disturbance and
more » ... sturbance and dispersal reduce persistence thresholds in a benthic community ................................................ 217-228 Munguia P, Osman RW, Hamilton J, Whitlatch RB, Zajac RN Modeling of priority effects and species dominance in Long Island Sound benthic communities ............................................. 229-240 Casini M, Bartolino V, Molinero JC, Kornilovs G Linking fisheries, trophic interactions and climate: threshold dynamics drive herring Clupea harengus growth in the central Baltic Sea ................................................... 241-252 Norkko J, Norkko A, Thrush SF, Valanko S, Suurkuukka H Conditional responses to increasing scales of disturbance and potential implications for threshold dynamics in soft-sediment communities ... 253-266 Hewitt JE, Thrush SF Empirical evidence of an approaching alternate state produced by intrinsic community dynamics, climatic variability and management actions ............................................. 267-276 Osman RW, Munguia P, Whitlach RB, Zajac RN, Hamilton J Thresholds and multiple community states in marine fouling communities: integrating natural history with management strategies ............ 277-289 Fairweather PG, Lester RE Predicting future ecological degradation based on modelled thresholds .............................. 291-304 ABSTRACT: There is increasing interest in the resilience of marine and estuarine populations, communities and ecosystems, and their rapid change when stresses reach some threshold or tipping point. Current research on thresholds is altering our understanding of these systems, the processes by which they change, and our approach to their management and restoration. In this Theme Section conceptual, modeling, and empirical studies explore threshold dynamics in marine coastal systems in a variety of habitats and across different scales. The contributions provide a window on present research, highlight some of the issues being debated, and point to some of the potential applications of threshold dynamics to resource management issues. KEY WORDS: Thresholds · Resilience · Multiple stable states · Tipping points · Management Resale or republication not permitted without written consent of the publisher
doi:10.3354/meps08765 fatcat:ridbn6pkufhhbb6arpry72qjca