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Trends Ecol Evol. 2007 Jun;22(6):281-3. Epub 2007 Mar 12.

The Pleistocene re-wilding gambit.

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Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and Center for Population Biology, University of California, I Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA. tmcaro@ucdavis.edu

Abstract

Re-wilding parts of North America with exotic Old-World species is an exciting but controversial conservation proposal hijacked by opinions over appropriate conservation baselines and details of implementation. Debate over its worth has become partisan. Here, I summarize the multifaceted issues surrounding Pleistocene re-wilding and edge debate from hazy conceptual arguments to empirical questions that can plug gaps in knowledge and begin to resolve this divisive conservation issue.

PMID:
17350715
DOI:
10.1016/j.tree.2007.03.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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