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Study reveals 30% of all species swap for other species every 10 years

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22/10/2019

Life is reshuffling itself at an unsettling clip across Earth's surface and in its oceans, a new study has found.

The research, published Oct. 18 in the journal Science, drills into data from 239 studies that looked at changes in biodiversity over time. It reveals that almost 30 percent of all species are being swapped out for other species every 10 years.

"Their study thus highlights that the global biodiversity crisis, at least for now, is not primarily about decline but, rather, about large-scale reorganization," Britas Klemens Eriksson and Helmut Hillebrand wrote in a related commentary also in Science. Eriksson is an associate professor of marine ecology at the Netherlands' University of Groningen, and Hillebrand is a biologist at the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany.

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  1. Rapid reorganization of global biodiversity

    Eriksson, B. K. & Hillebrand, H., 18-Oct-2019, In : Science. 366, 6463, p. 308-309 2 p.

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