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Resilience: Accounting for the noncomputable

Carpenter, S.R., Folke, C., Scheffer, M. & Westley, F. (2009)

Ecology and Society 14 (1) [Full text]

Interannual variability in species composition explained as seasonally entrained chaos

Dakos, V., Benincá, E., Van Nes, E.H., Philippart, C.J.M., Scheffer, M. & Huisman, J. (2009)

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276 (1669):2871-2880 [Full text]

The paradox of the clumps mathematically explained

Fort, H., Scheffer, M. & van Nes, E.H. (2009)

Theoretical Ecology 2 (3):171-176 [Full text]

Local ecosystem feedbacks and critical transitions in the climate

Rietkerk, M., Brovkin, V., Van Bodegom, P.M., Claussen, M., Dekker, S.C., Dijkstra, H.A., Goryachkin, S.V., Kabat, P., Van Nes, E.H., Neutel, A.M., Nicholson, S.E., Nobre, C., Petoukhov, V., Provenzale, A., Scheffer, M. & Seneviratne, S.I. (2009)

Biogeosciences Discussions 6 (5):10121-10136 [Full text]

A safe operating space for humanity

Rockström, J., Steffen, W., Noone, K., Persson, Ã., Chapin, F.S., Lambin, E.F., Lenton, T.M., Scheffer, M., Folke, C., Schellnhuber, H.J., Nykvist, B., De Wit, C.A., Hughes, T., Van Der Leeuw, S., Rodhe, H., Sörlin, S., Snyder, P.K., Costanza, R., Svedin, U., Falkenmark, M., Karlberg, L., Corell, R.W., Fabry, V.J., Hansen, J., Walker, B., Liverman, D., Richardson, K., Crutzen, P. & Foley, J.A. (2009)

Nature 461 (7263):472-475 [Full text]

Planetary boundaries: Exploring the safe operating space for humanity

Rockström, J., Steffen, W., Noone, K., Persson, A., Chapin Iii, F.S., Lambin, E., Lenton, T.M., Scheffer, M., Folke, C., Schellnhuber, H.J., Nykvist, B., de Wit, C.A., Hughes, T., van der Leeuw, S., Rodhe, H., Sörlin, S., Snyder, P.K., Costanza, R., Svedin, U., Falkenmark, M., Karlberg, L., Corell, R.W., Fabry, V.J., Hansen, J., Walker, B., Liverman, D., Richardson, K., Crutzen, P. & Foley, J. (2009)

Ecology and Society 14 (2) [Full text]

Early-warning signals for critical transitions

Scheffer, M., Bascompte, J., Brock, W.A., Brovkin, V., Carpenter, S.R., Dakos, V., Held, H., van Nes, E.H., Rietkerk, M. & Sugihara, G. (2009)

Nature 461 (7260):53-59 [Full text]

Chaos in a long-term experiment with a plankton community

Benincà, E., Huisman, J., Heerkloss, R., Jöhnk, K.D., Branco, P., van Nes, E.H., Scheffer, M. & Ellner, S.P. (2008)

Nature 451 (7180):823-826 [Full text]

Slowing down as an early warning signal for abrupt climate change

Dakos, V., Scheffer, M., van Nes, E.H., Brovkin, V., Petoukhov, V. & Held, H. (2008)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105 (38):14308–14312 [Full text]

Regime shifts in marine ecosystems: detection, prediction and management

deYoung, B., Barange, M., Beaugrand, G., Harris, R., Perry, R.I., Scheffer, M. & Werner, F. (2008)

Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23 (7):402-409 [Full text]

Microscale vegetation-soil feedback boosts hysteresis in a regional vegetation-climate system

Janssen, R.H.H., Meinders, M.B.J., Van Nes, E.H. & Scheffer, M. (2008)

Global Change Biology 14 (5):1104-1112 [Full text]

Pulse-driven loss of top-down control: The critical-rate hypothesis

Scheffer, M., Van Nes, E.H., Holmgren, M. & Hughes, T. (2008)

Ecosystems 11 (2):226-237 [Full text]

Adaptive management of the great barrier reef and the Grand Canyon world heritage areas

Hughes, T.P., Gunderson, L.H., Folke, C., Baird, A.H., Bellwood, D., Berkes, F., Crona, B., Helfgott, A., Leslie, H., Norberg, J., Nystrom, M., Olsson, P., Osterblom, H., Scheffer, M., Schuttenberg, H., Steneck, R.S., Tengoe, M., Troll, M., Walker, B., Wilson, J. & Worm, B. (2007)

Ambio 36 (7):586-592 [Full text]

Shallow lakes theory revisited: various alternative regimes driven by climate, nutrients, depth and lake size

Scheffer, M. & van Nes, E.H. (2007)

Hydrobiologia 584:455-466 [Full text]

The evolutionary basis of rigidity: locks in cells, minds, and society

Scheffer, M. & Westley, F.R. (2007)

Ecology and Society 12 (2):36 [Full text]

Positive feedbacks in seagrass ecosystems: implications for success in conservation and restoration

Van der Heide, T., van Nes, E.H., Geerling, G.W., Smolders, A.J.P., Bouma, T.J. & Van Katwijk, M.M. (2007)

Ecosystems 10 (8):1311-1322 [Full text]

Long transients near the ghost of a stable state in eutrophic shallow lakes with fluctuating water levels

Van Geest, G.J., Coops, H., Scheffer, M. & van Nes, E.H. (2007)

Ecosystems 10 (1):37-47 [Full text]

A theory for cyclic shifts between alternative states in shallow lakes

Van Nes, E.H., Rip, W.J. & Scheffer, M. (2007)

Ecosystems 10 (1):17-27 [Full text]

Slow recovery from perturbations as a generic indicator of a nearby catastrophic shift

Van Nes, E.H. & Scheffer, M. (2007)

American Naturalist 169 (6):738–747 [Full text]

Ecology - Globalization, roving bandits, and marine resources

Berkes, F., Hughes, T.P., Steneck, R.S., Wilson, J.A., Bellwood, D.R., Crona, B., Folke, C., Gunderson, L.H., Leslie, H.M., Norberg, J., Nystrom, M., Olsson, P., Osterblom, H., Scheffer, M. & Worm, B. (2006)

Science 311 (5767):1557-1558 [Full text]

Positive feedback between global warming and atmospheric CO2 concentration inferred from past climate change

Scheffer, M., Brovkin, V. & Cox, P.M. (2006)

Geophysical Research Letters 33 (doi:10.1029/2005GL025044):L10702 [Full text]

Small habitat size and isolation can promote species richness: second-order effects on biodiversity in shallow lakes and ponds

Scheffer, M., van Geest, G.J., Zimmer, K., Jeppesen, E., Sondergaard, M., Butler, M.G., Hanson, M.A., Declerck, S. & De Meester, L. (2006)

Oikos 112 (1):227-231 [Full text]

Self-organized similarity, the evolutionary emergence of groups of similar species

Scheffer, M. & Van Nes, E.H. (2006)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 103 (16):6230-6235 [Full text]

Cascading effects of overfishing marine systems

Scheffer, M., Carpenter, S.R. & De Young, B. (2005)

Trends in Ecology & Evolution 20 (11):579-581 [Full text]

Synergy between small- and large-scale feedbacks of vegetation on the water cycle

Scheffer, M., Holmgren, M., Brovkin, V. & Claussen, M. (2005)

Global Change Biology 11 (7):1003-1012 [Full text]

Implications of spatial heterogeneity for regime shifts in ecosystems

Van Nes, E.H. & Scheffer, M. (2005)

Ecology 86 (7):1797–1807 [Full text]

Regime shifts, resilience, and biodiversity in ecosystem management

Folke, C., Carpenter, S., Walker, B., Scheffer, M., Elmqvist, T., Gunderson, L. & Holling, C.S. (2004)

Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics 35:557-581 [Full text]

Overexploitation of renewable resources by ancient societies and the role of sunk-cost effects

Janssen, M.A. & Scheffer, M. (2004)

Ecology and Society 9 (1):http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol9/iss1/art6 [Full text]

Large species shifts triggered by small forces

Van Nes, E.H. & Scheffer, M. (2004)

American Naturalist 164 (2):255-266 [Full text]

Sunk-cost effects and vulnerability to collapse in ancient societies

Janssen, M.A., Kohler, T.A. & Scheffer, M. (2003)

Current Anthropology 44 (5):722-728 [Full text]

Catastrophic regime shifts in ecosystems: linking theory to observation

Scheffer, M. & Carpenter, S.R. (2003)

Trends in Ecology & Evolution 18 (12):648-656 [Full text]

Floating plant dominance as a stable state

Scheffer, M., Szabo, S., Gragnani, A., van Nes, E.H., Rinaldi, S., Kautsky, N., Norberg, J., Roijackers, R.M.M. & Franken, R.J.M. (2003)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 100 (7):4040-4045 [Full text]

Slow response of societies to new problems: Causes and costs

Scheffer, M., Westley, F. & Brock, W. (2003)

Ecosystems 6 (5):493-502 [Full text]

Catastrophic shifts in ecosystems

Scheffer, M., Carpenter, S.R., Foley, J.A., Folke, C. & Walker, B. (2001)

Nature 413:591-596 [Full text]

Socioeconomic mechanisms preventing optimum use of ecosystem services: an interdisciplinary theoretical analysis

Scheffer, M., Brock, W. & Westley, F. (2000)

Ecosystems 3 (5):451-471 [Full text]

Alternative equilibria in shallow lakes

Scheffer, M., Hosper, S.H., Meijer, M.L., Moss, B. & Jeppesen, E. (1993)

Trends in Ecology and Evolution 8 (8):275-279 [Full text]

Multiplicity of stable states in freshwater systems

Scheffer, M. (1990)

Hydrobiologia 200/201:475-486 [Full text]

Alternative stable states in eutrophic, shallow freshwater systems: a minimal model

Scheffer, M. (1989)

Hydrobiological bulletin 23:73-83 [Full text]