Reevaluation of the indoleamine hypothesis of depression
An Evaluation of the Hypothesis.
We acknowledge that our hypothesis-testing framework only provides one aspect of importance and relevance to management, namely the informational component. Much more than good ecological information is needed to realize adaptive management and build general ecosystem resilience. We emphasize that the framework can help provide high quality and timely information to feed into management processes, and thereby contribute to building resilience without inadvertently implying that improved understanding and monitoring is some sort of panacea.
Assessment of Risk | Statistical Hypothesis Testing | Risk
Two implications follow from different test outcomes. If repeated hypotheses verification confirms the new system regime, management decisions may be taken based on normative values for society. That is, if the new regime provides desirable ecosystem service bundles to humans, management can aim at fostering this novel regime. In contrast, if the new regime is undesirable, management interventions can focus on weakening the resilience of this regime, transforming the system and stabilizing it in a new alternative regime (Fig. 2).