By being "supergeneralists," the hunter-gatherers known as the Aleuts of Sanak Island, Alaska, were likely able to keep the ecosystem stable because they would switch prey when a particular species became endangered, and thus harder to catch or collect, according to research by SFI Professor Jennifer Dunne and colleagues.

Dunne presented her work on February 18 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver, Canada.

Read the “News of the Week” article in Science (February 23, 2012)

Read the “Science Now” online Science article (February 19, 2012)

Read the SFI news release (February 17, 2012)

Read the Alaska Dispatch article (March 22, 2012)

Read the article in the Philippine Star (February 19, 2012)

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