Local loss of species may often be underestimated, shows new study

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 11:23 in Biology & Nature

Seemingly healthy ecosystems with a constant or even increasing number of species may already be on the path to decline and loss of species. Even in long-term datasets, such negative trends may only become apparent with a delay. This is due to systematic distortions in temporal trends for species numbers, as a recent study which has now been published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution shows.

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