Division by subtraction: Extinction of large mammal species likely drove survivors apart

Source: Science Daily

A new study suggests that the extinctions of mammoths, dire wolves and other large mammal species in North America drove surviving species to distance themselves from their neighbors, reducing interactions as predators and prey, territorial competitors or scavengers. The discovery could preview the ecological effects of future extinctions, the researchers say.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190919142303.htm