Ecology, management, and conservation implications of North American beaver (Castor canadensis) in dryland streams

  title={Ecology, management, and conservation implications of North American beaver (Castor canadensis) in dryland streams},
  author={Polly P. Gibson and Julian D. Olden},
  journal={Aquatic Conservation-marine and Freshwater Ecosystems},
  • Polly P. Gibson, J. Olden
  • Published 1 June 2014
  • Environmental Science
  • Aquatic Conservation-marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
After near-extirpation in the early 20th century, beaver populations are increasing throughout many parts of North America. Simultaneously, there is an emerging interest in employing beaver activity for stream restoration in arid and semi-arid environments (collectively, ‘drylands’), where streams and adjacent riparian ecosystems are expected to face heightened challenges from climate change and human population growth. Despite growing interest in reintroduction programmes, surprisingly little… 

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