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Hypermobile human predators

Although disease dynamics of prey are influenced by predator behaviour, little is known about the potential effects of wide-ranging post-industrial hunters. Mysterud et al. describe the movement behaviour of Norwegian hunters using more than 165,000 hunting records from 2001–2017, showing that hunters migrate to and from areas of high prey density, potentially moving pathogens into previously unaffected areas.

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Darimont, C.T., Bryan, H.M. Hypermobile human predators. Nat Hum Behav 4, 673–674 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-0841-x

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