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Megafauna and Sustainability (MegaSus)

Welcome to the website of the Megafauna and Sustainability (MegaSus) unit, led by Assoc. Professor Joris Cromsigt, of the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental studies, SLU, Umeå.

Rhino. Photo.

In this unit, we are passionate to learn more about the community ecology and (socio-) ecological impacts of megafauna. Megafauna, to us, are terrestrial warm-blooded hairy creatures, aka large mammals. MegaSus' ultimate vision is to perform fun basic science that contributes towards achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. We study megafauna from multiple perspectives, including community ecology, trophic interactions, behavioral ecology, and earth system functioning. We focus on African and European systems.

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