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    Author(s): Dave Foreman
    Date: 2006
    Source: In: Basurto, Xavier; Hadley, Diana, eds. 2006. Grasslands ecosystems, endangered species, and sustainable ranching in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands: Conference proceedings. RMRS-P-40. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 35-40
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    I'd like to talk a little bit about another important disturbance regime in much of the western United States and Mexico. We've talked some about the importance of fire. Another one is the importance of natural hydrological cycles. But an often-overlooked important ecological disturbance regime is predation. Research around the world and in many habitats has found the importance of large carnivores in top-down regulation of ecosystems.

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    Citation

    Foreman, Dave. 2006. The importance of maintaining carnivores in wildlands (La Importancia de mantener carnivoros en Areas silvestres). In: Basurto, Xavier; Hadley, Diana, eds. 2006. Grasslands ecosystems, endangered species, and sustainable ranching in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands: Conference proceedings. RMRS-P-40. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 35-40

    Keywords

    semi-arid grasslands, endangered species, sustainable ranching, Mexico-U.S. borderlands, western United States, natural hydrological cycles, predation

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