For the week of 24 October 2016
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
The Marine Ecology Progress Series has published, A complex past: historical and contemporary fisheries demonstrate nonlinear dynamics and a loss of determinism. The authors write: "Here, nonlinear dynamics were investigated for the same species before and after significant changes in the magnitude of harvesting. We found nonlinear signatures prevalent prior to heavy industrial exploitation, and also found that these dynamics were highly deterministic. This demonstrates that nonlinearity existed in a complex marine system prior to extensive human influence and suggests such behavior may be an innate property of these populations" (emphasis added).
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-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager