Ecological role of vertebrate scavengers in urban ecosystems in the UK

@inproceedings{Inger2016EcologicalRO,
  title={Ecological role of vertebrate scavengers in urban ecosystems in the UK
},
  author={Richard Inger and Daniel T C Cox and Esra Per and Briony A. Norton and Kevin J. Gaston},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2016}
}
Recent research has demonstrated how scavenging, the act of consuming dead animals, plays a key role in ecosystem structure, functioning, and stability. A growing number of studies suggest that vertebrate scavengers also provide key ecosystem services, the benefits humans gain from the natural world, particularly in the removal of carcasses from the environment. An increasing proportion of the human population is now residing in cities and towns, many of which, despite being highly altered… CONTINUE READING
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