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


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


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.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS 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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