A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to …

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It’s a catastrophe:

SCIENCE SATURDAY

This article has been making the rounds in social media recently, and it’s worth mentioning. It’s important to note that the study this article references only used one method of sampling for the long-term monitoring, a method that only gives us a fraction of how the insect community is responding to land use and environmental change by human hands. 

But this should be an alarm to environmentalists on the grounds that the insects that would not be captured by these techniques are just as vulnerable, if not more, to changes in their environment, so the loss may be substantially higher. 

You can find the research article here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185809