Video clips to explain the importance of drylands, what sudden ecosystem shifts are, what processes happen in the soil and plants, how vulnerable ecosystems can be better managed and how science is being used to increase our understanding.
Understanding and managing shifts in dryland ecosystems
Understanding and managing shifts in dryland ecosystems. Dr Violette Geissen explains what the CASCADE project is about [8:39]
What is a tipping point?
What is a tipping point? An animation explaining what a tipping point is, using an example of a semi-arid grazing ecosystem [5:04]
Why are drylands important?
Dr Jan Jacob Keizer explains why drylands are important and what particular threats they face [5:21]
What processes happen in an ecosystem during a sudden shift?
Dr Susana Bautista explains what processes happen in an ecosystem during a sudden shift [2:59]
Computer modelling for understanding tipping points in ecosystems
The CASCADE modelling group explains how computer modelling can be used to understand tipping points in ecosystems [13:27]