Trophic cascades from wolves to grizzly bears or changing abundance of bears and alternate foods?

Journal of Animal Ecology
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This is a Forum article commenting on: Ripple, W. J., Beschta, R. L., Fortin, J. K., & Robbins, C. T. (2014) Trophic cascades from wolves to grizzly bears in Yellowstone. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83, 223–233. Comparisons Ripple et al. (2014) used to demonstrate increased fruit availability and consumption by grizzly bears post-wolf reintroduction are flawed and tenuous at best. Importantly, a more parsimonious (than trophic cascades) hypothesis, not sufficiently considered by Ripple et al., exists and is better supported by available data I review.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Trophic cascades from wolves to grizzly bears or changing abundance of bears and alternate foods?
Series title Journal of Animal Ecology
DOI 10.1111/1365-2656.12338
Volume 84
Issue 3
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Journal of Animal Ecology
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 5 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N