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Neil Carter

Neil Carter recently co-authored an article in The Conversation titled, “Helping farmers and reducing car crashes: the surprising benefits of predators.”

The piece begins: “Humans may be Earth’s apex predator, but the fleeting shadow of a vulture or the glimpse of a big cat can cause instinctive fear and disdain. But new evidence suggests that predators and scavengers are much more beneficial to humans than commonly believed, and that their loss may have greater consequences than we have imagined.

… In a recent paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution, we summarized recent studies across the globe looking at the services predators and scavengers can provide, from waste disposal to reducing car crashes.”