The environmental tipping point: a necessary dialogue

Kathryn Nelson, Roy Nelson

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This chapter focuses on the ecological theory of regime shift, also known as the tipping point. Regime shift is concerned with the resistance and resilience of ecosystems to disturbance. Nature is expected to respond slowly and smoothly to any disruptive incident, but this is not always the case, instead there is often mass extinction events. From the scientific the paper will move to the artistic and discuss a collaborative art installation: 'Chorale Lament'. Over-fishing, climate change and pollution in the seas around our coasts inspired the project. It details the drastic reduction of the fish population which in turn has increased jellyfish blooms around the British Isles; the project uses underwater sound from the marine environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBorrowed time: on death, dying and change
EditorsMat Osmond, Richard Povall
Place of PublicationKingsbridge, Devon books
ISBN (Print)9780995719682, 9780995719637
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2022


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