Ecological Effectiveness : Conservation Goals for Interactive Species

  title={Ecological Effectiveness : Conservation Goals for Interactive Species},
  author={Michael E. Soul{\'e} and James A. Estes and Joel Berger and Carlos Rio},
The rarity or absence of highly interactive species leaves a functional void that can trigger linked changes leading to degraded or simplified ecosystems. A preliminary analysis indicates a relatively high frequency of such interactive species among endangered mammals. Rapid environmental change is likely to increase the interactivity of some species and reduce that of others over relatively short intervals. The current implementation of environmental policies and laws, such as the U.S… CONTINUE READING
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