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- Prugh, Laura R., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- BioScience 2009 v.59 no.9 pp. 779
- carnivores; ecosystems; geographical distribution; population growth; predator-prey relationships; predators; wildlife management; North America
- ... Apex predators have experienced catastrophic declines throughout the world due to human persecution and habitat loss. These collapses in top predator populations are commonly associated with dramatic increases in the abundance of smaller predators. Known as ‘mesopredator release,’ this trophic interaction has been recorded across a range of communities and ecosystems. Mesopredator outbreaks often ...