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UGA researchers find that hunting can increase the severity of wildlife disease epidemics

... badger populations in England, rabies in European foxes and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk populations in the American West. The researchers note that in each instance, disease outbreaks have worsened in response to the hunting. One reason the policies failed, Choisy and Rohani said, is that th...

Not just the birds

... of bird populations. We have clear evidence that foxes influence the terrestrial plant community and ecos...the last 100-150 years, the introduction of arctic foxes and Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) reduced the number of birds nesting on the islands. Arctic foxe...

Introduced foxes transformed vegetation on Aleutian Islands from lush grasslands to tundra

... disappearing when fur traders started introducing foxes onto islands in the Aleutian archipelago in the 18...ience now shows that the effects of the introduced foxes rippled through entire island ecosystems, transforming the vegetation from lush grasslands to scrubb...

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