Can we Detect Ecosystem Critical Transitions and Early Warning Signals of Catastrophic Shifts from Palaeo-Ecological Records?

Marie-Eloide Perga1, Zofia Ecaterina Taranu2, Irene Gregory-Eaves3, Victor Frossard1, Zoe Thomas4, Pierre Legendre2, N John Anderson5, Peter Leavitt6 and Peter Gell7, (1)Inst Nat Recherche Agronomique, CARRTEL, Université de Savoie, Thonon-les-bains, France, (2)University of Montreal, Biological Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada, (3)McGill University, Department of Biology, Montreal, QC, Canada, (4)University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (5)University College, London, United Kingdom, (6)University of Regina, Regina, Canada, (7)Federation University Australia, Water Research Network, Ballarat, VIC, Australia