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Hunting shapes wildlife disease transmission

A landscape-level natural experiment in free-ranging pumas reveals how changes in hunting pressure alter viral evolution and infection dynamics through indirect effects on puma population size, demography and behaviour.

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Fig. 1: Changes in host and pathogen dynamics as a result of wildlife management strategy.


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Kamath, P.L., Prentice, M.B. Hunting shapes wildlife disease transmission. Nat Ecol Evol 6, 136–137 (2022).

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