The common idea that human exploitation frequently provokes irreversible changes on natural living resources may not be entirely justified; there are evidences based on genetics and population dynamics indicating that there are no apparent reasons as to believe that natural populations can not recover after human influence has been suppressed. It seems that only natural environmental changes can drive populations down to levels from which they can no longer rebuild themselves. Several cases are reviewed in order to support this hypothesis.
|Original language||American English|
|State||Published - 1 Mar 2004|