Human-wildlife competition and the passenger pigeon: Population growth from system destabilization

@article{Neumann1985HumanwildlifeCA,
  title={Human-wildlife competition and the passenger pigeon: Population growth from system destabilization},
  author={T. Neumann},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  year={1985},
  volume={13},
  pages={389-410}
}
  • T. Neumann
  • Published 1985
  • Economics
  • Human Ecology
  • The relatively small number of passenger pigeon bones found in prehistoric sites in the eastern United States is at variance with the tremendous population recorded between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries: It is argued that, prior to European contact, the population of passenger pigeons was small due to human-wildlife competition over tree nuts. This competition restricted the pigeon's access to food and limited its prehistoric population. When this competitive network was disrupted by… CONTINUE READING
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