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The Role of Predators in Ecosystem Management

  • L. M. Talbot
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 3)

Abstract

Predators rarely receive priority attention in considerations of maintenance or restoration of ecosystems, yet both functionally and symbolically, predators are central to these considerations. Predators play a key role in maintaining ecosystem integrity in terms of species and genetic composition, ecosystem functions, and long term stability.

Keywords

Prey Species Prey Population Ecosystem Management Predator Population Deer Population 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Talbot
    • 1
  1. 1.President’s Council on Environmental QualityUSA

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