Tag Archive for 'ecosystem'

Humans making global ecosystem vulnerable to tipping point

June 10th, 2012 by Nature

Nature presents confirmation that the global ecosystem is approaching a transition, highlighting the need to improve forecasting and address human influences on such changes. The Review, ‘Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere‘ summarizes evidence that similar shifts have occurred in the past, and that humans are driving the most recent changes. The realization that […]

How we conduct our lives on land affects the sea and vice versa

May 18th, 2012 by Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Douglas McCauley and Paul DeSalles did not set out to discover one of the longest ecological interaction chains ever documented. But that’s exactly what they and a team of researchers – all current or former Stanford students and faculty – did in a study published in a paper “From wing to wing: the persistence of […]