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From NASA EOS Image of the Day: Between July and September 2010, severe drought gripped the Amazon Basin. The Negro River, a tributary of the Amazon, reached its lowest level in 109 years of record-keeping, and uncontrolled fires spread a … Continue reading
I just wrote this note on Faculty of 1000 on the paper (doi:10.1073/pnas.0908925107) I mentioned the other day: Pre-Columbian agricultural landscapes, ecosystem engineers, and self-organized patchiness in Amazonia McKey D, Rostain S, Iriarte J, Glaser B, Birk JJ, Holst I, … Continue reading
Two recent papers and comments + a new data site: 1) Tom Fiddaman on a new Nature paper (doi:10.1038/nature08932) from Eugene Stanley‘s lab on cascading failure in connected networks, that shows that feedbacks between connected networks can destabilize two stable … Continue reading