Climate-driven regime shift of a temperate marine ecosystem

  title={Climate-driven regime shift of a temperate marine ecosystem},
  author={Thomas Wernberg and Scott Bennett and Russell C. Babcock and Thibaut de Bettignies and Katherine Cure and Martial Depczynski and François Dufois and Jane Fromont and Christopher J. Fulton and Renae K. Hovey and Euan Sinclair Harvey and Thomas H Holmes and Gary A. Kendrick and Ben Radford and Julia Santana‐Garcon and Benjamin J. Saunders and Dan A. Smale and Mads Solgaard Thomsen and Chenae A. Tuckett and Fernando Tuya and Mathew A Vanderklift and Shaun K. Wilson},
  pages={169 - 172}
No turning back? Ecosystems over time have endured much disturbance, yet they tend to remain intact, a characteristic we call resilience. Though many systems have been lost and destroyed, for systems that remain physically intact, there is debate as to whether changing temperatures will result in shifts or collapses. Wernburg et al. show that extreme warming of a temperate kelp forest off Australia resulted not only in its collapse, but also in a shift in community composition that brought… 

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