Crying wolf: limitations of predator-prey studies need not preclude their salient messages.

Ritchie, Euan, Schultner, Jannik, Nimmo, Dale G, Fischer, Joern, Hanspach, Jan, Kuemmerle, Tobias, Kehoe, Laura and Dorresteijn, Ine 2016, Crying wolf: limitations of predator-prey studies need not preclude their salient messages., Proceedings of the royal society b: biological sciences, vol. 283, no. 1834, pp. 1-3, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1244.

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Title Crying wolf: limitations of predator-prey studies need not preclude their salient messages.
Author(s) Ritchie, EuanORCID iD for Ritchie, Euan
Schultner, Jannik
Nimmo, Dale G
Fischer, Joern
Hanspach, Jan
Kuemmerle, Tobias
Kehoe, Laura
Dorresteijn, Ine
Journal name Proceedings of the royal society b: biological sciences
Volume number 283
Issue number 1834
Start page 1
End page 3
Total pages 3
Publisher Royal Society Publishing
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-07-13
ISSN 1471-2954
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Evolutionary Biology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Large carnivores
Summary A rapidly growing body of the literature reveals the important roles apex predators play in shaping the composition and functioning of ecological communities worldwide. The principal effects of apex predators—namely herbivore and mesopredator population suppression—are often evident following their removal from environments, or their reintroduction, including rewilding initiatives. What remains less clear, however, is to what extent humans versus other apex predators affect ecosystems, how both interact across gradients of anthropogenic pressure and how such interactions can be affected by underlying bottom-up processes. Such questions are critical to answer in the Anthropocene, where effective management of ecosystems and conservation of biodiversity requires a better understanding of how top-down and bottom-up processes vary according to anthropogenic influences.
Language eng
DOI 10.1098/rspb.2016.1244
Field of Research 060202 Community Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology)
Socio Economic Objective 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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