Carnivores living near people feast on human food, threatening ecosystems

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Ecologists have found that carnivores living near people can get more than half of their diets from human food sources, a major lifestyle disruption that could put North America’s carnivore-dominated ecosystems at risk.

Associated journal article: Philip J. Manlick, Jonathan N. Pauli. Human disturbance increases trophic niche overlap in terrestrial carnivore communitiesProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2020; 202012774 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2012774117

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