|Title||Food web dynamics and applied problems|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Crowder, LB, Reagan, PD, Freckman, DW|
|Editor||Polis, GA, Winemiller, KO|
|Book Title||Food Webs: Integration of Patterns and Dynamics|
|Publisher||Chapman and Hall|
One overwhelming conclusion from papers presented in the applications chapters of this book is that humans are a part of natural food webs. In fact, it is our opinion that few if any of the food webs discussed in this book are unimpacted by humans. Given the now global scale effects of the human population on atmospheric processes and their biological impacts (Kareiva et al., 1993), it is naive to speak of natural food webs unimpacted by man. Fragmentation and loss of habitats due to human activities such as waste disposal and agricultural development affect nearly all ecosystems.