Things fall apart: why do the ecosystems we depend on collapse?

Date: 31, Dec, 2016
Author(s):   David Lindenmayer
Publisher: The Conversation

People collapse, buildings collapse, economies collapse and even entire human civilizations collapse. Collapse is also common in the natural world – animal populations and ecosystems collapse. These collapses have the greatest impact on us when they affect resources our industries depend on, leaving ecosystems in tatters and sometimes ruining local economies.