Posted: June 15, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Researchers have discovered one of the longest ecological interaction chains ever documented, and they say it shows the long-ranging effects of human activity.

Douglas McCauley, Paul DeSalles, and a team of researchers—all currently or formerly at Stanford University—report their findings in Scientific Reports.

Their findings shed light on how human disturbance of the natural world may lead to widespread, yet largely invisible, disruptions of ecological interaction chains. This, in turn, highlights the need to build non-traditional alliances—among marine biologists and foresters, for example—to address whole ecosystems across political boundaries.

(via Futurity.org – From tree to sea, humans have chain effect)

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