Engineering Surprise: disturbances, regime shifts, and system sustainability.

Cegan, Jeffrey.


  • Abstract: Environmental surprises are bound to occur. Surprise is a phenomenon relative to human perception and is felt when events deviate from the expected or are entirely unanticipated prior to their occurrence. Surprise is induced by uncertainty, complexity, and chaos in environmental systems and exacerbated by anthropogenic attempts to gain control over these systems. In my thesis, I review t... read more
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