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Hidden collapse is driven by fire and logging in a socioecological forest ecosystem.

Sato, Chloe F.; Lindenmayer, David B


Increasing numbers of ecosystems globally are at risk of collapse. However, most descriptions of terrestrial ecosystem collapse are post hoc with few empirically based examples of ecosystems in the process of collapse. This limits learning about collapse and impedes development of effective early-warning indicators. Based on multidecadal and multifaceted monitoring, we present evidence that the Australian mainland Mountain Ash ecosystem is collapsing. Collapse is indicated by marked changes in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 30/04/2018
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1721738115
Access Rights: Open Access


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