The complexity and stability of ecosystems


Journal Article

Early studies suggested that simple ecosystems were less stable than complex ones, but later studies came to the opposite conclusion. Confusion arose because of the many different meanings of 'complexity' and 'stability'. Most of the possible questions about the relationship between stability-complexity have not been asked. Those that have yield a variety of answers. © 1984 Nature Publishing Group.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pimm, SL

Published Date

  • December 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 307 / 5949

Start / End Page

  • 321 - 326

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-0836

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/307321a0

Citation Source

  • Scopus