The concept of nonlinear, sudden responses of ecosystems or species to environmental change has engendered significant interest in the past two decades. Many reviews and theoretical papers have addressed alternative states or stable states, regime shifts, tipping points and phase shifts, but the empirical evidence
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The objective of this study was to assess how payments for ecosystem services could assist plantation forestry's integration into pastoral dairy farming in order to improve environmental outcomes and increase business resilience to both price uncertainty and production limits imposed by environmental policies. Stochastic Dominance (SD) criteria and portfolio analysis, accounting for farmers' risk...
Studies on the distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes associated with colonization of the upper respiratory tract in young children are currently of general interest because of the impact of the new pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) on carriage of pneumococci and the incidence of pneumococcal disease.Therefore, we evaluated the coverage of 10-valent PCV (PCV10) as well as 13-valent...
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