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Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth
Until recently, large apex consumers were ubiquitous across the globe and had been for millions of years. The loss of these animals may be humankind’s most pervasive influence on nature. AlthoughExpand
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Mesopredator release and avifaunal extinctions in a fragmented system
Mammalian carnivores are particularly vulnerable to extinction in fragmented landscapes, and their disappearance may lead to increased numbers of smaller carnivores that are principle predators ofExpand
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Conservation and Evolution
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The Keystone-Species Concept in Ecology and ConservationManagement and policy must explicitly consider the complexity of interactions in natural systems
1Will the extinction of a single species in a community cause the loss of many others? Can we identify a set of species that are so important in determining the ecological functioning of a communityExpand
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Conservation Biology: An Evolutionary-Ecological Perspective
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Reconstructed Dynamics of Rapid Extinctions of Chaparral‐Requiring Birds in Urban Habitat Islands
The distribution of native, chaparral-requiring bird species was determined for 37 isolated fragments of canyon habitat ranging in size from 0.4 to 104 hectares in coasta4 urban San Diego County,Expand
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What Is Conservation Biology
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What is Conservation Biology?A new synthetic discipline addresses the dynamics and problems of perturbed species, communities, and ecosystems
C onservation biology, a new stage in the application of science to conservation problems, addresses the biology of species, communities, and ecosystems that are perturbed, either directly orExpand
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Evaluating the role of the dingo as a trophic regulator in Australian ecosystems
The importance of strongly interactive predators has been demonstrated in many ecosystems, and the maintenance or restoration of species interactions is a major priority in the global conservation ofExpand
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