Exploring a natural baseline for large herbivore biomass

@article{Fljgaard2020ExploringAN,
  title={Exploring a natural baseline for large herbivore biomass},
  author={Camilla Fl{\o}jgaard and Pil Birkefeldt M{\o}ller Pedersen and Christopher J. Sandom and Jens‐Christian Svenning and Rasmus Ejrn{\ae}s},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2020}
}
The massive global losses of large mammals in the Pleistocene have triggered severe ecosystem changes including changed nutrient cycles, fire regimes and climate, shifts in biomes and loss of biodiversity. Large herbivores create and diversify resources and living space for other organisms and thereby play an important role in ecosystem functioning and biodiversity conservation. However, even today large herbivores are regulated, hunted and driven to extinction to a degree where intact large… 

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