Loss of Predators in Northern Hemisphere Affecting Ecosystem Health

The entire report, Large Predators Limit Herbivore Densities in Northern Forest Ecosystems, is available here. ScienceDaily (Apr. 9, 2012) — A survey on the loss in the Northern Hemisphere of large predators, particularly wolves, concludes that current populations of moose, deer, and other large herbivores far exceed their historic levels and are contributing to disrupted …

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Slug Life: Effects of Forest Land Management on Terrestrial Mollusks

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat.  They have just released this new literature review summarizing the effects of logging, road building and burning on snails and slugs, which was funded by the Forest Service/BLM Interagency Special Status and Sensitive …

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