|Appears in Collections:||Aquaculture Research Reports|
|Peer Review Status:||Unrefereed|
|Title:||Environmental tipping points and food system dynamics: Main report|
|Citation:||Benton T, Fairweather D, Graves A, Harris J, Jones A, Lenton T, Norman R, O'Riordan T, Pope E & Tiffin R (2017) Environmental tipping points and food system dynamics: Main report. Global Food Security.|
|Abstract:||First paragraph: Environmental tipping points occur when there are step changes in the way the biophysical world works – whether loss of soil fertility, collapse of a fishing stock, or sudden changes in weather patterns, such as those that caused the grasslands in North Africa to become deserts, 6000 years ago. These non-linear shifts arise following a critical degree of change, resulting from either many small cumulative changes or one large shock, “tipping” the system over a threshold and into a new stable state. Entering an alternative stable state is associated with a change to system function, usually being difficult to reverse or “tip” back into the original state. Increasingly we recognise that human-environment interactions are affecting the likelihood that critical thresholds for tipping points will be crossed, leading to step-changes in the provision of environmental goods and services, and impacting upon food security.|
|Rights:||The publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. This is a research report a research report, Environmental tipping points and food system dynamics: Main report, conducted for Global Food Security: http://www.foodsecurity.ac.uk/assets/pdfs/environmental-tipping-points-report.pdf|
|Affiliation:||University of Leeds|
Willis Towers Watson
Anglia Ruskin University
University of Exeter
University of East Anglia
University of Reading
|GFS_Tipping Points_Main Report.pdf||3.5 MB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
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