The Rise of the Mesopredator

@inproceedings{Prugh2009TheRO,
  title={The Rise of the Mesopredator},
  author={L. Prugh and C. J. Stoner and C. W. Epps and W. T. Bean and W. Ripple and A. Laliberte and J. Brashares},
  year={2009}
}
  • L. Prugh, C. J. Stoner, +4 authors J. Brashares
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Apex predators have experienced catastrophic declines throughout the world as a result of human persecution and habitat loss. These collapses in top predator populations are commonly associated with dramatic increases in the abundance of smaller predators. Known as “mesopredator release,” this trophic interaction has been recorded across a range of communities and ecosystems. Mesopredator outbreaks often lead to declining prey populations, sometimes destabilizing communities and driving local… CONTINUE READING
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