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Nature and Farming: News links for January 2019


Ecosystems threatened: The Sixth Great Extinction

Oceanic Ecosystems


CBC News [Canada]   Building blocks of ocean food web in rapid decline as plankton productivity plunges

Elementa   Characterizing the vulnerability of intertidal organisms in Olympic National Park to ocean acidification

Mongabay   Drone 3D models help assess risk of turtle nesting beaches to sea level rise

Nature   Predicting coral dynamics through climate change

Science   Climate change and marine mass extinction

The Guardian   Surviving Great Barrier Reef corals have higher heatwave resistance

The Guardian   Vital ecosystems in tidal flats lost to development and rising sea levels

Wiley   Climate change opens new frontiers for marine species in the Arctic: Current trends and future invasion risks

Wiley   Climate change resilience of a globally important sea turtle nesting population

Wiley   Consistent trophic amplification of marine biomass declines under climate change

Wiley   Elevated CO2 impairs olfactory‐mediated neural and behavioral responses and gene expression in ocean‐phase coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)

Wiley   Twenty‐first‐century climate change impacts on marine animal biomass and ecosystem structure across ocean basins

Polar and boreal ecosystems

BBC News   Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half

The Conversation   The Arctic: we don’t know as much about environmental change in the far north as we’d like to think

The Independent   Antarctic ecosystems under threat from invasive flightless midge, scientists warn

Wiley   Declines in northern forest tree growth following snowpack decline and soil freezing

Wiley   Declines in northern forest tree growth following snowpack decline and soil freezing

Other ecosystems

SBS News [Australia]   Wildlife is struggling to cope with extreme weather, a new report says.

Science   Cascading regime shifts within and across scales

Wiley   An interaction between climate change and infectious disease drove widespread amphibian declines

Wiley   Projected changes in wind assistance under climate change for nocturnally migrating bird populations

Wiley   Protected areas act as a buffer against detrimental effects of climate change—Evidence from large‐scale, long‐term abundance data

Wiley   Range change evolution of peat mosses (Sphagnum) within and between climate zones

Wiley   Susceptibility of European freshwater fish to climate change: Species profiling based on life‐history and environmental characteristics

Wiley   Tree resilience to drought increases in the Tibetan Plateau

Photo Attributions

BannerPhoto by: Jillyspoon

Agriculture threatenedPhoto by: Diganta Talukdar

Ecosystems threatenedPhoto by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters

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