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On the mathematics of sustainability

Behind pressing scientific questions of sustainability, unexplored areas of theoretical and mathematical knowledge await discovery. A fresh take on the notion of resilience provides a glimpse of what to expect.

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Fig. 1: Repeated powerful disturbances can have devastating effects on nature and society.

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Rossberg, A.G. On the mathematics of sustainability. Nat Sustain 1, 615–616 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-018-0178-x

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