The Role of Predators in Ecosystem Management

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


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.


Prey Species Prey Population Ecosystem Management Predator Population Deer Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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