What is it about?
Deterministic models often provide excellent insight into the behavior of complex processes, but real-world systems are typically subject to random noise. The landscape-flux theory allows us to analyze crucial ecological phenomena, such as regime shifts and ecosystem resilience, in stochastic models.
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Why is it important?
A central challenge in theoretical ecology is to quantify the stability or resilience of an ecosystem. This task is even more challenging when ecosystems are subject to random noise, as they typically are in practice. The landscape-flux theory provides an accessible framework to quantify stability and resilience in stochastic models. Moreover, it gives information on the global stability of an ecosystem, predicts the emergence of new stable states, and generates early warning signals of regime shifts.
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This page is a summary of: Unifying deterministic and stochastic ecological dynamics via a landscape-flux approach, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
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