“Tipping points” and “regime shifts” are two qualifiers often used to characterize any abrupt change in an ecosystem state over time. True regime shifts imply non linearity, hysteresis and lack of resilience but not every ecological transition is, hopefully, a regime shift. In the line of Rosalie’s Work, this paper explores how to confidently detect regime shifts from sediment archives.
Taranu, Z. , Carpenter, S., Frossard, V., Jenny, JP, Thomas, Z., Vermaire, J. and ME Perga (in press) Can we detect ecosystem critical transitions and signals of changing resilience from paleo-ecological records? Ecosphere (in press)