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Subtle Biotic Changes Have Big Environmental Impact

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July 11, 1997
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University Of Wisconsin-Madison
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A new finding, reported by researchers from UW-Madison in this week's (July 11) edition of the journal Science, is the first to show that only slight rearrangement of an intact ecosystem's food web can directly influence the atmosphere.

MADISON - By changing the composition of fish populations in a lake, scientists have found a switch by which the flow of carbon between lakes and the atmosphere can be turned on, off, or reversed.


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