Bushmeat Hunting as Climate Threat

Authors
Jedediah F. Brodie – Wildlife Biology Program at University of Montana, Missoula
Holly Gibbs

Published by
Science, Vol. 326, page(s) 364-365
October 16, 2009

Investigation of the links between high rates of bushmeat hunting and potential reductions in forest carbon stocks over time. The authors hypothesize that bushmeat hunting may lead to shifts from carbon-rich, seed dispersed tree species to carbon-poor, wind dispersed species.