Review and synthesis of studies of predatorinteractions, mesopredator release and their impacts on biodiversity
Type of Study:
Mesopredator suppression by apex predators is widespread geographically and taxonomically. Motivates changes in behaviour and habitat use that limit mesopredator distribution and abundance.
There is potential for the restoration of apexpredators to have benefits for biodiversity conservation through moderation of theimpacts of mesopredators on their prey
Global review, with emphasis on dingoes
Response variable :
Ritchie E. G. & Johnson C. N. (2009) Predator interactions, mesopredator release and biodiversity conservation. Ecology Letters 12, 982-98.