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Fear of the human “super predator” far exceeds the fear of large carnivores in a model mesocarnivore

Abstract:

The fear (perceived predation risk) large carnivores inspire in mesocarnivores can affect ecosystem structure and function, and loss of the “landscape of fear” large carnivores create adds to concerns regarding the worldwide loss of large carnivores. Fear of humans has been proposed to act as a substitute but new research identifies humans as a “super predator” globally far more lethal to mesocarnivores, and thus presumably far more frightening. Although much of the world now consists of huma...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1093/beheco/arw117

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Clinchy, M More by this author
Zanette, L More by this author
Roberts, D More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Behavioral Ecology Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
6
Pages:
1826-1832
Publication date:
2016-07-05
Acceptance date:
2016-06-24
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ISSN:
1465-7279
URN:
uuid:40bb19f1-41d8-4fc4-b989-8e15f12a60fb
Source identifiers:
633478
Local pid:
pubs:633478

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