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    Burba Lecture - Ecosystem Flips, Locks, and Feedback

    Presented by Northeastern University Marine Science Center

    March 27, 2015

    The largest marine plants, kelp, create underwater forests along Maine’s rocky coast.   Remarkably, these forests can appear or disappear in a year or two but once “flipped” they can “lock” into an alternative stable state for decades.  Our research determined that flips and locks began with overharvesting of groundfish such as ...more

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