The unique ecology of human predators

  title={The unique ecology of human predators},
  author={C. Darimont and C. H. Fox and Heather M. Bryan and T. E. Reimchen},
  pages={858 - 860}
  • C. Darimont, C. H. Fox, +1 author T. E. Reimchen
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Science
  • An anomalous and unbalanced predator In the past century, humans have become the dominant predator across many systems. The species that we target are thus far in considerable decline; however, predators in the wild generally achieve a balance with their prey populations such that both persist. Darimont et al. found several specific differences between how humans and other predatory species target prey populations (see the Perspective by Worm). In marine environments, for example, we regularly… CONTINUE READING

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