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- Bull, Joseph W.; Ejrnæs, Rasmus; Macdonald, David W.; Svenning, Jens‐Christian; Sandom, Christopher J.
- Restoration ecology 2019 v.27 no.1 pp. 198-209
- Canis lupus; Cervus elaphus; conservation areas; ecosystems; extinction; fences; intraspecific competition; landscapes; mortality; population density; population dynamics; predators; prey species; species abundance; species dispersal; wolves; Scotland
- ... The use of fences in conservation can be controversial, as artificial barriers constrain natural behavior and ecological dynamics. However, in the case of large predators inhabiting protected areas within a hostile human‐dominated landscape, predators may remain at low densities if they face high mortality upon leaving the reserve. In turn, this may compromise the potential for density‐dependent e ...
- Smith DiCarlo, Lauren A.; DeBano, Sandra J.
- Restoration ecology 2019 v.27 no.1 pp. 210-219
- Araneae; annuals; arid grasslands; arid lands; biological soil crusts; chronosequences; community structure; ecosystem services; ecosystems; grasses; grassland restoration; habitats; invasive species; monitoring; predators; species richness; United States
- ... Spiders (Araneae) play key roles in ecosystems, not only as common and abundant generalist predators, but also as major contributors to biodiversity in many areas. In addition, due to their short generation times and high mobility, spiders respond rapidly to small changes in their environment, potentially making them useful indicators for restoration monitoring. However, few studies have focused o ...