Ecosystem Vulnerability to Species Loss

Veshchinskaya V, Brannstrom A, Rovenskaya E, & Dieckmann U (2012). Ecosystem Vulnerability to Species Loss. In: Worlds Within Reach: From Science To Policy - IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 24-26 October 2012, Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

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Abstract

Species losses have always occurred as a natural phenomenon, but the pace at which species are going extinct has recently accelerated dramatically as a result of human activities. The disappearance of a species can have far-reaching and often unexpected consequences for other species, since changes can propagate throughout ecosystems. Hence, the following questions arise:

- How does the collapse of one ecosystem compartment (species or functional groups) influence the remaining ecosystem compartments?

- How is an ecosystem.s structure related to its vulnerability to compartment collapses?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference
Research Programs: Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:47
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 09:58
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10109

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