Humanity's Dual Response to Dogs and Wolves.

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Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Treves, Adrian; Bonacic, Cristian
Year of Publication: 2016
Journal: Trends Ecol Evol
Volume: 31
Issue: 7
Pagination: 489-91
Date Published: 2016 Jul
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 1872-8383

Dogs were first domesticated 31 000-41 000 years ago. Humanity has experienced ecological costs and benefits from interactions with dogs and wolves. We propose that humans inherited a dual response of attraction or aversion that expresses itself independently to domestic and wild canids. The dual response has had far-reaching consequences for the ecology and evolution of all three taxa, including today's global 'ecological paw print' of 1 billion dogs and recent eradications of wolves.

DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.04.006
Alternate Journal: Trends Ecol. Evol. (Amst.)
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