Factors Controlling the Stability and Breakdown of Ecosystems

  • R. M. May
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 3)


The current search for principles that may guide our understanding and management of terrestrial and marine ecosystems is amply illustrated by the growing number of conferences, journals and books addressed to this theme.


Catastrophe Theory Maximum Sustained Yield Grazing System Alternate Stable State Characteristic Response Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. May
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  1. 1.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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