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Unformatted text preview: cri6cal thresholds, beyond which the previous ecological interac6ons collapse, and the system can degrade very rapidly – a Type I response curve. high Pandolfi et al. (2005). Are US coral reefs on the slippery slope to slime? Science 307:1725 Jellyfish with captured prey New stable state: Environmental parameter Once in the “jellyfish” state, some marine ecosystems have a difficult 6me to recover and switch back into a fish- dominated state. We call this an “alterna6ve stable state”. Cod- dominated state Jellyfish- dominated state low Disturbance high Alterna>ve Stable States...
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