Pleistocene Rewilding, Frankenstein Ecosystems, and an Alternative Conservation Agenda

  title={Pleistocene Rewilding, Frankenstein Ecosystems, and an Alternative Conservation Agenda},
  author={Luiz Gustavo Rodrigues Oliveira-Santos and Fernando A. S. Fernandez},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
ecological processes lost in the Americas in the late Pleis-tocene, a little over 10,000 years ago, by rewilding, that is, by translocating a suite of large African and Asian vertebrates to the American continent. There is a strong evidence that the megafauna in the Americas at that time was driven to extinction by humans (Martin & Klein 1984), which caused the loss of many ecological interactions such as dispersal of particular fruits eaten by megafauna (Janzen & Martin 1982). Those who… 

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