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Red in tooth and claw: how top predators shape terrestrial ecosystems.
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PMID:  20636839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Christopher N Johnson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of animal ecology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1365-2656     ISO Abbreviation:  J Anim Ecol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-19     Completed Date:  2010-10-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376574     Medline TA:  J Anim Ecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  723-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Maine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Northern Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Food Chain*
Population Dynamics
Comment On:
J Anim Ecol. 2010 Jul;79(4):785-94   [PMID:  20337755 ]

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