Red in tooth and claw: how top predators shape terrestrial ecosystems
Johnson, Christopher N. (2010) Red in tooth and claw: how top predators shape terrestrial ecosystems. Journal of Animal Ecology, 79. pp. 723-725.
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Top predators are increasingly recognized as important regulators of ecosystem structure. Elmhagen et al. in this issue show how a recolonizing population of lynx in Finland is in the process of imposing control of the abundance of a mesopredator, the red fox and relaxing predation pressure on a prey species. Their study shows how ecological restoration programs could use the power of top predators to limit mesopredator populations and control total predation pressure on prey species.
|Item Type:||Article (Book Review)|
|Date Deposited:||29 Nov 2010 02:04|
|FoR Codes:||06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060202 Community Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology) @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
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