|Town/Region||Salta, Santiago del Estero|
|Continent||Central and Latin America|
|Categories||Farming, Habitats, Mammals|
|Date||18 Apr 2018|
The future of a great part of biodiversity depends on its capacity to persist in agroecosystems. The long-term functioning of forest remnants strongly relates to their capacity to hold key ecological processes, such as trophic cascades. Such cascades are controlled by apex-predators, and their usual absence or reduction in forest remnants lead to community changes, altering the correct functioning of the ecosystem. I will evaluate the functioning of trophic cascades in forest remnants of the Argentine Chaco (a highly threatened ecoregion due to rapid and on-going land-use change) and the influence of humans and domestic animals on such process, providing a robust assessment of the conservation value of Chaco agroecosystems.
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