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The elusive search for tipping points


New evidence from over 4,600 studies calls into question the universal application of critical threshold values, or tipping points, along gradients of environmental stress. Identifying never-to-exceed environmental targets may prove elusive for environmental policy and management.

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Fig. 1: Little evidence for universal tipping points.


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Dudney, J., Suding, K.N. The elusive search for tipping points. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 1449–1450 (2020).

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