To realistically simulate human impacts on ecological networks
Type of Study:
Simulation using field and experimental data
This reference provides an example of synergistic interactions between ecological impacts: the synergistic effects of multiple species extinctions on ecosystem function are often greater than the additive effect of each extinction, were it to occur in isolation.
Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve, near Mexico City
Response variable :
Semi-arid cacti communities
Valiente-Banuet, A. and Verdu, M., 2013 Human impacts on multiple ecological networks act synergistically to drive ecosystem collapse. Front. Ecol. Environ. 11, 408–413