Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
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03 Apr 2020
Review article | Highlight paper |  | 03 Apr 2020

Scientists' warning on endangered food webs

Ruben H. Heleno, William J. Ripple, and Anna Traveset

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Short summary
It is not only the climate that is changing. We are now also observing a global biological change. Here we revise the overwhelming evidence that these changes affect not only individual species but also simplify the structure of entire food webs, threatening long-term community persistence. We must take urgent action to protect the integrity of natural food webs, or we might rapidly push entire ecosystems outside their safe zones.