News From the Field
Hunting is changing forests, but not as expected
February 15, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.In many tropical forests, over-hunting is diminishing the populations of animals who are vital for dispersing the seeds of woody plants. Those same plants are vital for carbon storage and previous theoretical modeling studies predicted dire consequences to defaunation, but this research suggests otherwise. Instead, the data shows the effects on the ecosystem are less straightforward and less immediately devastating.Full Story
University of Connecticut
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