Dynamics of interacting generalized tipping elements on complex networks

In recent years, an increasing number of potential tipping elements
have been identified in ecological, climatic and social systems. Tipping
elements are defined by their ability to undergo large qualitative change
that is caused by a small perturbation in a parameter or state variable.
We investigate the emergent nonlinear dynamics of pairs, chains
and networks of generalized tipping elements and identify conditions under which domino effects and tipping cascades can occur. Understanding the dynamics
of systems of interacting tipping elements on complex networks
is relevant for assessing the resilience and transformative capacity of
complex systems such as the Earth’s climate system and the World’s
energy system in the context of decarbonization transformation for
meeting the Paris climate agreement.

Authors: 
Jonathan F. Donges, Ann-Kristin Klose and Ricarda Winkelmann
Room: 
5
Date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:00 to 11:15

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