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Introduced foxes transformed vegetation on Aleutian Islands from lush grasslands to tundra
...930s, when the U.S. government worked to establish fox
farming businesses on the islands. Mostly arctic foxes and smaller numbers of red foxes were introduced to more than 400 islands. Byrd, who has been involved in restoration efforts in the Aleutian islands since 1971, said most of the islands had maj...
Not just the birds
... "Our results show that the ecological effects of fox
introductions extended well beyond the direct reductions of bird populations. We have clear evidence that foxes influence the terrestrial plant community and ecosystem dynamics through one particular route," state the researchers in their study. ...