This material is published by Current Biology (2015, 25: R666-R668).

Ecosystems: the rocky road to regime-shift indicators

Stephen J. Hawkins, Katrin Bohn, and C. Patrick Doncaster

Ecosystems can undergo dramatic shifts from one stable state to another. While indicators of such shifts are well known, experimental tests are few and far between. A new study on rocky shore ecosystems now offers a test of warning indicators.

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