Paws without claws? Ecological effects of large carnivores in anthropogenic landscapes.

@article{Kuijper2016PawsWC,
  title={Paws without claws? Ecological effects of large carnivores in anthropogenic landscapes.},
  author={D P J Kuijper and Ellinor Sahl{\'e}n and Bodil Elmhagen and Simon Chamaill{\'e}-Jammes and H{\aa}kan Sand and Karen Lone and Joris P G M Cromsigt},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={283 1841}
}
Large carnivores are frequently presented as saviours of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning through their creation of trophic cascades, an idea largely based on studies coming primarily out of relatively natural landscapes. However, in large parts of the world, particularly in Europe, large carnivores live in and are returning to strongly human-modified ecosystems. At present, we lack a coherent framework to predict the effects of large carnivores in these anthropogenic landscapes. We… CONTINUE READING
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