Domino Effect of Species Extinctions Also Damages Biodiversity

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Plants need insects to disperse their pollen and, in turn, insects depend on plants for food. (Image: istock.com/KenanOlgun)

The mutual dependencies of many plant species and their pollinators mean that the negative effects of climate change are exacerbated. As UZH researchers show, the total number of species threatened with extinction is therefore considerably higher than predicted in previous models.

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Helen Stauffer

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