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The Ecology of Stress: Predator-Induced Stress And the Ecology of Fear

Predator-induced stress has been used to exemplify the concept of stress for close to 100 years. Walter B. Cannon, one of the pioneers of the study of stress, used predatorinduced stress in wildlife in 1915 to exemplify the ‘fight or … read more

Saving large carnivores, but losing the apex predator?

Large terrestrial carnivores, e.g. wolves or bears, often play a key ecological role from their position at the apex of trophic systems. Changes to their populations reverberate through ecological communities; consequently their widespread decline in numbers and shrinking distribution due … read more

New Research: Saving large carnivores, but losing the apex predator?

The ecological role of large carnivores is a main motivator for their conservation, and hunting can impact the performance of large carnivores as apex predators. New research recommends that conservation goals consider this perspective. read more

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