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Red in tooth and claw: how top predators shape terrestrial ecosystems

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Johnson, CN, Red in tooth and claw: how top predators shape terrestrial ecosystems , Journal of Animal Ecology, 79 pp. 723-725. ISSN 0021-8790 (2010) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01706.x

Abstract

Top predators are increasingly recognized as important regulators of ecosystem structure. Elmhagen et al. in this issue show how a recolonizing population of lynx in Finland is in the process of imposing control of the abundance of a mesopredator, the red fox and relaxing predation pressure on a prey species. Their study shows how ecological restoration programs could use the power of top predators to limit mesopredator populations and control total predation pressure on prey species.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Community Ecology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Author:Johnson, CN (Professor Christopher Johnson)
ID Code:72283
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2011-08-24
Last Modified:2012-02-21
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