Reader in Ecology and Conservation, Newcastle University
Bushfires: Can Ecosystems Recover from Such Dramatic Losses of Biodiversity?
All species are embedded in complex networks of interactions where they are directly and indirectly dependent on each other. A food web is a good example of such networks. The simultaneous loss of such large numbers of plants and animals could have cascading impacts on the ways species interact – and hence the ability of ecosystems to bounce back and properly function following high-severity wildfires.
January 21, 2020