Table 2. Level of connectedness (C) and potential (P) as predicted by the adaptive cycle heuristic (Holling and Gunderson 2002) and assessed in our case study in total and for the in-group and out-group dimensions for each of the four phases. (+) indicates high level and (-) indicates low level of connectedness and potential

Prediction from the adaptive cycle heuristic Results from the case study system
total in-group out-group
C P C P C P C P
K + + K1
Ω + - Ω + - - - + +
α - + α + - + - + -
r - - r + - + + - -
K2 + - + + - -