Future of the Environment

One fifth of ecosystems is in danger of collapse – here’s what that might look like

The risk of collapse is increased by factors like industry, farming and fishing. Image: REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

John Dearing

Professor, University of Southampton

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Real world observations (solid line) predict large ecosystems will collapse relatively faster than predicted by a simple linear relationship (dashed line). Image: Dearing et al. (2020)

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