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7.8: Suggested Readings

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  • Benítez-López, A., L. Santini, A.M. Schipper, et al. 2019. Intact but empty forests? Patterns of hunting-induced mammal defaunation in the tropics. PLoS ONE 17: e3000247. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000247 African mammals are undergoing catastrophic declines due to unregulated hunting.

    Bouwman, H., I.M. Viljoen, L.P. Quinn, et al. 2008. Halogenated pollutants in terrestrial and aquatic bird eggs: Converging patterns of pollutant profiles and impacts and risks from high level. Environmental Research 126: 240–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2013.06.003 DDT threaten African biodiversity and people even today

    Campbell, L., P. Verburg, D.G. Dixon, et al. 2008. Mercury biomagnification in the food web of Lake Tanganyika (Tanzania, East Africa). Science of The Total Environment 402: 184–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.04.017 Biomagnification of heavy metals are making some fish unsafe to eat.

    Galloway, T.S., and C.N. Lewis. 2016. Marine microplastics spell big problems for future generations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 2331–33. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1600715113 The threat of plastic pollution to ocean life.

    Gottdenker, N.L., D.G. Streicker, C.L. Faust, et al. 2014. Anthropogenic land use change and infectious diseases: A review of the evidence. EcoHealth 11: 619632. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-014-0941-z Linking environmental degradation to disease risk in humans and wildlife.

    le Maitre, D.C., G.G. Forsyth, S. Dzikiti, et al. 2016. Estimates of the impacts of invasive alien plants on water flows in South Africa. Water SA 42: 659–72. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/wsa.v42i4.17 The impact of invasive plants on water cycles

    Maxwell, S.L., R.A. Fuller, T.M. Brooks, et al. 2016. The ravages of guns, nets and bulldozers. Nature 536: 143–45. https://doi.org/10.1038/536143a Biodiversity faces many anthropogenic threats.

    Pringle, R.M. 2005. The origins of the Nile perch in Lake Victoria. BioScience 55: 780–87. https://doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2005)055[0780:TOOTNP]2.0.CO;2 The devastating impact of invasive fish in Lake Victoria.

    Stauffer, J.R., H. Madsen, K. McKaye, et al. 2006. Schistosomiasis in Lake Malawi: Relationship of fish and intermediate host density to prevalence of human infection. EcoHealth 3: 22-27. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-005-0007-3 Trophic cascades can even affect human health.

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