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Restore the lost ecological functions of people

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Recent calls for the reintroduction of functionally important animal species are motivated by a desire to restore ecological function, but overlook the ecological roles performed by humans. Here, we consider humans in ecological context, exploring our roles in the maintenance and restoration of ecosystem function.

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  1. Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

    • Rebecca Bliege Bird
  2. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, New South Wales, Australia

    • Dale Nimmo

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