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Mammals move less in human-modified landscapes.
On average, mammals move distances two to three times shorter in human-modified landscapes than they do in the wild. These findings have been published today by an international team lead by researchers at the Senckenberg Nature Research Society and Goethe University Frankfurt in the journal Science. Three BioMove researchers are members of this international team. It is the first time this topic has been examined at a global scale and for many different species at once. The authors highlight that these results may have far reaching consequences for ecosystems and in turn, for society.
Marlee A. Tucker et. al. 2018, Science : 466-469