Tag Archives: Ecology

How populations collapse

In the early 1990s, overfishing led to the collapse of one of the most bountiful cod fisheries in the world, off the coast of Newfoundland. Twenty years later, the cod population still has not recovered, dramatically affecting the economic life of the region. To explain this kind of collapse, ecologists have long theorized that populations […] … learn more→

Chain of life

Intricate, often invisible chains of life are threatened with extinction around the world. … learn more→