Campus News

Extinction predictions

An article about predicting the extinction of species carried in India’s Daily News and Analysis quoted UGA ecologist John Drake. The article focused on Drake’s research.

“We have shown that critical slowing down can happen in populations-that is all. The real world is a lot ‘noisier’ than the lab. Using early warning signals to predict approaching tipping points could eventually be a powerful tool for conservation planning, though, and for better understanding a host of other kinds of systems as well,” Drake said.