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Humans: Capstone Strong Actors in the Past and Present Coastal Ecological Play

  • Juan C. Castilla

Abstract

Most of the world’s human population dwells on or near the coast of oceans and seas. Yet, the subtle effects of humans on coastal ecosystems has been little explored. This chapter will present key results from studies of humans as components of central Chilean coastal ecosystems, and point out the need for extending such studies to other areas throughout the world.

Keywords

Sport Fish Large Shark Rocky Intertidal Shore Shell Mound Human Predation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

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