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Fig. 3 | Applied Network Science

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From: Connectivity and complex systems: learning from a multi-disciplinary perspective

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Geomorphic feedbacks between structural and functional connectivity. Schematic diagram of feedbacks between structural and functional connectivity (source: Wainwright et al., 2011). The relative locations of values of different variables which control SC may initially (t = 1) be quite discrete, leading to functional disconnections which are only connected during events of specific types or magnitudes, which in turn can create structural feedbacks by reorganizing landscape elements (e.g. vegetation, soil types). Through time (t = 2, …, n), these feedbacks may be reinforced so that structural and functional connectivity follow similar patterns, and the system become difficult to reverse (see Turnbull et al., 2008)

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