The objective of this project and call for questions is to develop a research agenda on ecological tipping points and cumulative effects in marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and the socio-economic systems they interact with. Using a collaborative approach, the research agenda will be developed from questions submitted by the research and management community and will include a list of priority research questions. Results of this research agenda will identify current knowledge gaps in fundamental and applied science on tipping points and cumulative effects. It will provide a guide for future empirical research on this topic in marine, terrestrial and freshwater realms.

Project Collaborators

Steven J. Cooke – Carleton University, Canada

Trina Rytwinski – Carleton University, Canada

Meagan Harper – Carleton University, Canada

Charlotte Carrier-Belleau – University of Laval, Canada

Brian Helmuth – Northeastern University, USA

Marina Hirota – Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Justina Ray – Wildlife Conservation Society, Canada

Juan Rocha – Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden

Lauren Sallan – Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan

Leonardo A. Saravia – Institute of Sciences University of General Sarmiento, Argentina

Irena Creed – University of Toronto, Canada

John Smol – Queen’s University

Jake Brownscombe – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Cindy Chu – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Cody Dey – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Marten Koops – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Jon Midwood – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Karen Smokorowski – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Joseph Bennett – Carleton University, Canada

Declan Burton – Carleton University, Canada

Dalal Hanna – Carleton University, Canada

Ana Hernandez – Carleton University, Canada

Angeli Sahdra – Carleton University, Canada

Courtney Robichaud – Carleton University, Canada

Jesse Vermaire – Carleton University, Canada

Call for questions in progress

Project status – In progress

We are currently conducting a call for questions to the wider research community. Do you have questions about ecological and associated socio-economic tipping points due to cumulative effects? Would you like your questions to inform future research? You can submit your questions here:

Please submit your questions by November 18, 2022.

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