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Scientists Detect Early Warning Signal for Ecosystem Collapse
April 28, 2011
Researchers eavesdropping on complex signals emanating from a remote Wisconsin lake have detected what they say is an unmistakable warning--a death knell--of the impending collapse of the lake's aquatic ecosystem.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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