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.

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