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Read our March issue

This month, we feature articles on the emissions from food consumption, increasing human-wildlife conflict and the potential consequences of EU embargoes on Russian fossil fuels.

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  • Environmental drivers of soil carbon and its sensitivity to warming are poorly understood. The authors compare soil samples of paired urban and natural ecosystems and show that under warming, the microbiome is an essential driver of soil carbon in urban greenspace compared with natural ecosystems.

    • Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo
    • Pablo García-Palacios
    • César Plaza
  • Sea-level rise is threatening communities with inundation. This work considers isolation—being cut off from essential services—as a complementary metric that highlights earlier risks from high tides across the coastal United States.

    • T. M. Logan
    • M. J. Anderson
    • A. C. Reilly
  • Using a trait-based model that resolves key zooplankton groups, the authors reveal future shifts to food webs dominated by carnivorous and gelatinous filter-feeding zooplankton. Subsequent decreases in food nutrition are linked to declines in small pelagic fish biomass, particularly in tropical regions.

    • Ryan F. Heneghan
    • Jason D. Everett
    • Anthony J. Richardson
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  • Cost-benefit analysis of climate change depends heavily on the damage function used, and it is difficult to get credible information. Multimodel comparison with newly developed bottom-up damage functions indicates the optimal temperature could be much lower than previously estimated.

    • Kaj-Ivar van der Wijst
    • Francesco Bosello
    • Detlef van Vuuren
  • Sea-level rise poses a considerable threat to many coastal areas as it increases the exceedance probability of local protection infrastructure. Here, the authors propose a method that shows the different timing at which the degree of local protection decreases due to sea-level rise.

    • Tim H. J. Hermans
    • Víctor Malagón-Santos
    • Aimée B. A. Slangen
  • Research using lakes and ponds as model systems contributes both to addressing the freshwater biodiversity crisis and developing general theories and frameworks for understanding how biological systems respond to climate change and other anthropogenic stressors.

    • Charlie J. G. Loewen
  • Indigenous and Western knowledge ethically combined is uniquely suited to address ongoing climate challenges. To build an environment where Western and Indigenous knowledge systems thrive, funding institutions must value co-production of knowledge and be available to Indigenous experts.

    • Kimberley Miner
    • Leslie Canavera
    • James Rattlingleaf

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