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Insect declines in the Anthropocene

Blüthgen, Nico; Dicks, Lynn; Forister, Matthew; Outhwaite, Charlotte; Slade, Eleanor; (2023) Insect declines in the Anthropocene. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment , 4 pp. 683-686. 10.1038/s43017-023-00478-x. Green open access

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Abstract

Reports of stark declines in invertebrate biomass prompted attention-grabbing news headlines about an ‘insect apocalypse’, fuelling public and scientific interest in the insect biodiversity crisis. However, substantial discussion has ensued regarding the magnitude and generality of these losses. In this Viewpoint, five researchers offer their views on the insect decline debate.

Type: Article
Title: Insect declines in the Anthropocene
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s43017-023-00478-x
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-023-00478-x
Language: English
Keywords: Biodiversity, Climate-change ecology, Conservation biology
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Genetics, Evolution and Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10178536
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