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

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

Aim: 
To realistically simulate human impacts on ecological networks
Type of Study: 
Simulation using field and experimental data
Key Results: 
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.
Reviewer: 
Rachel Standish
Locations: 
Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve, near Mexico City
Response variable : 
Presence/absence.
Ecosystem: 
Semi-arid cacti communities
Full Reference: 
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