Sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island iconic species dying out

In this post, Dana Bergstrom writes about her recent paper “Rapid collapse of a sub-Antarctic alpine ecosystem: the role of climate and pathogens”, which shows that the cushion plants, Azorella macquariensis, estimated to be hundreds of years old, are dying due to windier and drier conditions. Early in the austral summer of 2008/09, I was beginning my field season on remote sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, a … Continue reading Sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island iconic species dying out