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The ecological effects of providing resource subsidies to predators

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posted on 2024-06-06, 11:46 authored by TM Newsome, JA Dellinger, CR Pavey, WJ Ripple, CR Shores, AJ Wirsing, CR Dickman
Aim Predators often have important roles in structuring ecosystems via their effects on each other and on prey populations. However, these effects may be altered in the presence of anthropogenic food resources, fuelling debate about whether the availability of such resources could alter the ecological role of predators. Here, we review the extent to which human-provided foods are utilised by terrestrial mammalian predators (> 1 kg) across the globe. We also assess whether these resources have a direct impact on the ecology and behaviour of predators and an indirect impact on other co-occurring species

History

Journal

Global ecology and biogeography

Volume

24

Pagination

1-11

Location

Chichester, Eng.

ISSN

1466-822X

eISSN

1466-8238

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, John Wiley & Sons

Issue

1

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing