Environ Monit Assess 2021 May 14;193(Suppl 1):272. Epub 2021 May 14.
Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources & Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, One Shield Avenue, Davis, CA, USA.
Regime shifts of major salinity constituents (Ca, Mg, Na, K, SO, Cl, HCO, and NO) in the lower Salinas River, an agricultural ecosystem, can have major impacts on ecosystem services central to continued agricultural production in the region. Regime shifts are large, persistent, and often abrupt changes in the structure and dynamics of social-ecological systems that occur when there is a reorganization of the dominant feedbacks in the system. Monitoring information on changes in the system state, controlling variables, and feedbacks is a crucial contributor to applying sustainability and ecosystem resilience at an operational level. Read More