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Early Warning Signal for Ecosystem Collapse: Fluctuations Before the Fall

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posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 10:16 PM

Researchers eavesdropping on complex signals emanating from a remote Wisconsin lake have detected what they say is an unmistakable warning -- a death knell -- of the impending collapse of the lake's aquatic ecosystem. Researchers have found that models used to assess catastrophic changes in economic and medical systems can also predict environmental collapse. Stock market crashes, epileptic seizures, and ecological breakdowns are all preceded by a measurable increase in variance—be it fluctuations in brain waves, the Dow Jones index, or, in the case of the Wisconsin lake, chlorophyll.

The implications of the National Science Foundation-supported study are big, says Carpenter. They suggest that, with the right kind of monitoring, it may be possible to track the vital signs of any ecosystem and intervene in time to prevent what is often irreversible damage to the environment.


A very interesting little article. What hasn't been fluctuating these days?

posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 02:36 AM
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the price of just goes up and up

posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 02:03 PM
intervine in time to help? haven't we intervined enough? isn't that whats most likely causing this so called aflockalypse?

posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 02:33 PM
you all see the chem-trailing government planes spraying aluminum and barrium as well as a host of othe metals ---all are poison to the envirnment and we people and animals
In wisconsin north we lost another spicies--the SNOW FLEA!! Every spring the little black flecks that jump in the spring snow are no more-why? who knows for nobody gets straight answers these days . I believe that these poisons they spray for global dimming are killing off the insect life at increadble rates. We here in the woods of wisconsin know the natural world is dying fast. The insect life is now non existant or at so reduced levels as to be mind boggling and nobody reports on this-even the [ local DNR]--Last year, i called and asked why all the popple trees were turning black?? The mercer dnr didnt notice this and said he would look into it! [shouldnt he have been on top of this already] well they were not, but i am sure he was still cashing his paycheck!!
Your world is dying fast and city people havent a clue. Country folk just are not the same either for few talk about it much.
Aluminum oxides and barrium with the other crap they spray is killing off everythin in the incect world and we will follow right along with.
go to
strange days strange for all the pics-and see some of the health effects
YOU young people will never see the old age of 55 that i am now!! YOU ARE ALL SCREWED and the gove is hiding this from you [BUT CONTINUE TO WORK AND PAY TAXES]
You will all die just like the bugs are now!

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