Nick Gotelli, University of Vermont (image) University of Vermont Share Print E-Mail Caption Where will we find the causes of declining ecosystems? University of Vermont ecologist Nick Gotelli and his colleagues examined 6.1 million records covering 35,613 species -- from Arctic tundra to the South Seas, including mammals, birds, fish, invertebrates and plants -- expecting to find many places with species counts in freefall. Instead, they discovered something unexpected: a kind of rapid global species mash-up, as they report in the journal Science. Credit Joshua Brown, University of Vermont Usage Restrictions with associated story Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.