Landscape composition and structure influence the abundance of mesopredators: implications for the control of the raccoon (Procyon lotor) variant of rabies
Abstract:Rabies propagation in Canada has forced wildlife managers to develop intervention strategies to reduce the risk of rabies epizootics. We assessed whether some landscape characteristics of a corn-dominated region of Quebec in which the raccoon variant of rabies (RVR) has spread were associated with the abundances of raccoons (
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Centre d’étude de la forêt, Département des Sciences du bois et de la forêt, Université Laval, 2405, rue de la Terrasse, Université Laval, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada. 2: Centre d’étude de la forêt, Département de biologie, 1045, avenue de la Médecine, Université Laval, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada. 3: Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune, Service de la biodiversité et des maladies de la faune, 880, chemin Sainte-Foy, 2e étage, Québec, QC G1S 4X4, Canada.
Publication date: 2011-11-26
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