Changes in the climate are diluting nutrients in grasses that maintain and feed ecosystems, according to a recent study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma noticed that the number of grasshoppers at their open-air ecological laboratory was declining, yet the grasses were growing abundantly. Researchers discovered that a warming climate is affecting the nutrient levels in grasses, essentially diluting the nutrients that are available to grasshoppers.
As carbon dioxide levels and the climate change, grasses and plants will inevitably be impacted, which could have negative outcomes from wildlife and even humans too.
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