The crossing of a system or population from one domain of attraction to another.
As to populations, C. HOLLING explains: "It has indeed been found that fecundity and mortality will generate domains of attraction, with each domain separated from other by characteristic extinction and escape thresholds (1965).
"As long as the populations remain within one domain, they have a consistent and regular form of behavior. If they pass a boundary to the domain by chance or through intervention by man, then the behavior suddenly changes…" (1976, p.80).
A similar situation has been shown by H. LABORIT in physio-psychological processes switching from resistance to submission, or conversely (1954, p.3).
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