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- Prugh, Laura R., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2008 v.105 no.52 pp. 20770-20775
- wild animals; wild birds; mammals; reptiles; amphibians; invertebrates; habitat destruction; population ecology; animal ecology; prediction; biogeography; wildlife management; wildlife habitats; meta-analysis
- ... Habitat destruction has driven many once-contiguous animal populations into remnant patches of varying size and isolation. The underlying framework for the conservation of fragmented populations is founded on the principles of island biogeography, wherein the probability of species occurrence in habitat patches varies as a function of patch size and isolation. Despite decades of research, the gene ...
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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 ...