Climate change increases predation risk for a keystone species of the boreal forest


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 14 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-00908-4

Monitoring of snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) cause-specific mortality and behaviour reveals increased risk of predation from coyote (Canis latrans) in shallow snow. This could disrupt the keystone Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)–hare predator–prey cycle in North American boreal forests.