Ritchie, E.G., B. Elmhagen, A.S. Glen, M. Letnic, G. Ludwig and R.A. McDonald
Recent advances highlight the potential for predators to restore ecosystems and confer resilience against globally threatening processes, including climate change and biological invasions. However, releasing the ecological benefits of predators entails significant challenges. Here, we discuss the economic, environmental and social considerations affecting predator- driven ecological restoration programmes, and suggest approaches for reducing the undesirable impacts of predators.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution