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Combating ecosystem collapse from the tropics to the Antarctic

Bergstrom, Dana M., Wienecke, Barbara C., van den Hoff, John, Hughes, Lesley, Lindenmayer, David B., Ainsworth, Tracy D., Baker, Christopher M., Bland, Lucie, Bowman, David M. J. S., Brooks, Shaun T., Canadell, Josep G., Constable, Andrew J., Dafforn, Katherine A., Depledge, Michael H., Dickson, Catherine R., Duke, Norman C., Helmstedt, Kate J., Holz, Andrés, Johnson, Craig R., McGeoch, Melodie A., Melbourne‐Thomas, Jessica, Morgain, Rachel, Nicholson, Emily, Prober, Suzanne M., Raymond, Ben, Ritchie, Euan G., Robinson, Sharon A., Ruthrof, Katinka X., Setterfield, Samantha A., Sgrò, Carla M., Stark, Jonathan S., Travers, Toby, Trebilco, Rowan, Ward, Delphi F. L., Wardle, Glenda M., Williams, Kristen J., Zylstra, Phillip J. and Shaw, Justine D. 2021, Combating ecosystem collapse from the tropics to the Antarctic, Global Change Biology, vol. Early View, no. Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue, doi: 10.1111/gcb.15539.

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Title Combating ecosystem collapse from the tropics to the Antarctic
Author(s) Bergstrom, Dana M.
Wienecke, Barbara C.
van den Hoff, John
Hughes, Lesley
Lindenmayer, David B.
Ainsworth, Tracy D.
Baker, Christopher M.
Bland, Lucie
Bowman, David M. J. S.
Brooks, Shaun T.
Canadell, Josep G.
Constable, Andrew J.
Dafforn, Katherine A.
Depledge, Michael H.
Dickson, Catherine R.
Duke, Norman C.
Helmstedt, Kate J.
Holz, Andrés
Johnson, Craig R.
McGeoch, Melodie A.
Melbourne‐Thomas, Jessica
Morgain, Rachel
Nicholson, EmilyORCID iD for Nicholson, Emily orcid.org/0000-0003-2199-3446
Prober, Suzanne M.
Raymond, Ben
Ritchie, Euan G.ORCID iD for Ritchie, Euan G. orcid.org/0000-0003-4410-8868
Robinson, Sharon A.
Ruthrof, Katinka X.
Setterfield, Samantha A.
Sgrò, Carla M.
Stark, Jonathan S.
Travers, Toby
Trebilco, Rowan
Ward, Delphi F. L.
Wardle, Glenda M.
Williams, Kristen J.
Zylstra, Phillip J.
Shaw, Justine D.
Journal name Global Change Biology
Volume number Early View
Issue number Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue
Total pages 123
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Place of publication Chichester, Eng.
Publication date 2021
ISSN 1354-1013
1365-2486
Keyword(s) adaptive management
climate change
ecosystem collapse
human impacts
pressures
Summary Globally, collapse of ecosystems—potentially irreversible change to ecosystem structure, composition and function—imperils biodiversity, human health and well‐being. We examine the current state and recent trajectories of 19 ecosystems, spanning 58° of latitude across 7.7 M km2, from Australia's coral reefs to terrestrial Antarctica. Pressures from global climate change and regional human impacts, occurring as chronic ‘presses’ and/or acute ‘pulses’, drive ecosystem collapse. Ecosystem responses to 5–17 pressures were categorised as four collapse profiles—abrupt, smooth, stepped and fluctuating. The manifestation of widespread ecosystem collapse is a stark warning of the necessity to take action. We present a three‐step assessment and management framework (3As Pathway Awareness, Anticipation and Action) to aid strategic and effective mitigation to alleviate further degradation to help secure our future.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/gcb.15539
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 05 Environmental Sciences
06 Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2021, John Wiley & Sons
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30148368

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