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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.
WE | Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Web Ecol., 20, 1–10, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-20-1-2020
Web Ecol., 20, 1–10, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-20-1-2020

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Review article | 03 Apr 2020

Scientists' warning on endangered food webs

Ruben H. Heleno et al.

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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.
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