Comparing body condition of moose (Alces alces) selected by wolves (Canis lupus) and human hunters: consequences for the extent of compensatory mortality
Abstract:Predators commonly select prey of inferior quality compared with the average animals found in the population. Consequently, predation may often be compensatory to other sources of mortality. We tested whether wolves (
Keywords: compensatory predation; graisse de moelle; loup (Canis lupus); marrow fat; moose (Alces alces); prey selection; prédation compensatoire; sélection des proies; wolves (Canis lupus); élan (Alces alces)
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Grimsö Wildlife Research Station, Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-730 91 Riddarhyttan, Sweden. 2: Hedmark University College, Faculty of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Evenstad N-2480 Koppang, Norway.
Publication date: March 1, 2012
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