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- Biological diversity in protected areas: Not yet known but already threatened
- Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
- Author(s): Axel Eduardo Rico-Sánchez et al.
- Maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem function is critical on national and global scales. However, while only a fraction of the global biodiversity is known, its current decline is unprecedented, making biodiversity hotspots a conservation priority.
- Regime shifts occur disproportionately faster in larger ecosystems
- Source: Nature Communications
- Author(s): Gregory S. Cooper, Simon Willcock, John A. Dearing
- Researchers reveal the speed at which ecosystems of different sizes will disappear, once they have reached a point beyond which they collapse — transforming into an alternative ecosystem.
- Woody plant encroachment intensifies under climate change across tundra and savanna biomes
- Source: Global Ecology and Biogeography
- Author(s): Mariana García Criado, Isla H. Myers‐Smith, Anne D. Bjorkman, Caroline E. R. Lehmann, Nicola Stevens
- Biomes worldwide are shifting with global change. Biomes whose extents are limited by temperature or precipitation, such as the tundra and savanna, may be particularly strongly affected by climate change