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April 14, 2011 Volume 32, No. 27

Chancellor’s series hosts economist

For centuries, humans have searched for signs that predict impending changes.

William Brock, Vilas Research Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison will present the lecture, “In Search of the Elusive Early Warning Signal of Tipping Points, Critical Transitions, and Abrupt Regime Changes in Ecology and Economics: A Report from the Front.”

The talk, part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Series, will cover whole lake ecosystem experiments, financial and banking crashes, collapses of ecosystems like fisheries, coral reefs and rangelands.