Essays about: "integrated step selection function"

Found 4 essays containing the words integrated step selection function.

  1. 1. How does habitat selection by brown bear (Ursus arctos) during the berry season change due to forestry and human disturbance : looking at three different periods of human dis-turbances

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

    Author : Jeanette Jonsson; [2022]
    Keywords : Brown bear; Ursus arctos; integrated step selection function; habi-tat selection;

    Abstract : Brown bear (Ursus arctos) is the most widespread large carnivore. It is an apex predator and does not have natural enemies but is hunted by humans in Sweden. During the period July to October their main food resource is bilberry, which contains carbohydrates that are important for their fat resources before entering hibernation. READ MORE

  2. 2. Non-naivety in a long-lived ungulate : learning effects of shooting moose calves?

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

    Author : Lukas Graf; [2021]
    Keywords : moose; Alces alces; integrated step selection function; habitat selection; anti-predator behavior;

    Abstract : Habitat selection and movement are considered important factors for survival of game species when they are hunted by humans. To reduce their risk of predation, animals can adapt their behavior to their most abundant predator over time through experience. READ MORE

  3. 3. Not everything that glitters is gold : does linear infrastructure create an ecological trap for golden eagles?

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

    Author : Michelle Etienne; [2020]
    Keywords : HIREC; animal ecology; animal movement; animal behaviour; integrated step selection function; wildlife traffic accidents; maladaptive behaviour; fitness; habitat selection;

    Abstract : Animals can be caught in an “ecological trap” when they select for seemingly attractive habitats at the expense of their fitness. This maladaptive behaviour is often a consequence of human induced rapid changes in their natal environment, such as the development of linear infrastructure, where roads and railways create novel feeding conditions through traffic induced mortality of other species and powerline areas provide perching or nesting sites. READ MORE

  4. 4. Analysing the seal-fishery conflict in the Baltic Sea and exploring new ways of looking at marine mammal movement data

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

    Author : Ornella Jogi; [2017]
    Keywords : Halichoerus grypus; Phoca hispida botnica; seal-fishery conflict; human-wildlife conflict; integrated step selection analysis;

    Abstract : A comprehensive analysis of the available data reveals that there is currently not enough information for making informed management decisions regarding the seal-fishery conflict in the Baltic Sea. Knowledge of hidden and visual damages is limited, which means that the actual cost to the fishing industry from damages is not known. READ MORE