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See detailUsing zero-inlated models to predict the relative distribution and abundance of roe deer over very large spatial scales
Bouyer, Yaëlle ULg; Rigot, Thibaud; Panzacchi, Manuela et al

in Annales Zoologici Fennici (2015), 52

In Norway, recovering populations of large carnivores commonly prey on roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). Understanding predator habitat use and ecology requires fine-scaled information on prey distribution ... [more ▼]

In Norway, recovering populations of large carnivores commonly prey on roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). Understanding predator habitat use and ecology requires fine-scaled information on prey distribution and abundance. However, the massive spatial scales at which large carnivores use the landscape presents many practical and statistical challenges for developing functional prey distribution models. Pellet-count data from >1000 km of transects gathered across southeastern Norway from 2005 to 2011 were used to derive a map of relative prey abundance for roe deer. These data were modeled using zero-inflated hurdle models using both environmental and anthropogenic variables. Snow depth and agricultural fields were the most significant variables in explaining both presence and abundance. Internal k-cross validation of the model showed medium accuracy (Spearman r = 0.35), whereas external evaluation carried out on the basis of independently collected snow-tracking data (Spearman r = 0.37) and hunting statistics (Spearman r = 0.88) showed high accuracy. The map generated can facilitate both the study of broad scale processes linking predators and prey as well as roe deer management in southeastern Norway. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing hurdle models to create maps of prey densities in southeastern of Norway
Bouyer, Yaëlle ULg; Rigot, Thibaud; Panzacchi, Manuela et al

Conference (2012, August 15)

Knowing prey distribution and density in areas where carnivores are present is an important condition to have a better understanding of carnivore movements (Karanth et al. 2004 ; Herfindal et al. 2005 ... [more ▼]

Knowing prey distribution and density in areas where carnivores are present is an important condition to have a better understanding of carnivore movements (Karanth et al. 2004 ; Herfindal et al. 2005). Southeastern of Norway has recently been recolonized by the European Lynx (Lynx lynx) and the wolf (Canis lupus) and in order to be able to predict these carnivore movements, it is important to produce detailed models of their prey abundance and habitat use. Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), red deer (Cervus elaphus), moose (Alces alces) and mountain hare (Lepus timidus) are commonly hunted by lynx and wolf in Norway (Odden et al. 2006, Wikenros 2001, Müller 2006) but even if these species are well present in the southeastern, no distribution maps are available yet. Using hurdle models, we create the prey maps and test the extent of predictive modeling. Finally, we discuss the limits existing when trying to develop and use predictive maps at large scale. [less ▲]

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See detailModeling the potential for Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) return in lowland Western Europe
Bouyer, Yaëlle ULg; Poncin, Pascal ULg; Beudels-Jamar, Roseline et al

Poster (2011, December 06)

In the last forty years, tolerance of anthropic environment has allowed large carnivores to recolonize and expand their distribution in Western Europe. To assess the full potential and consequences of ... [more ▼]

In the last forty years, tolerance of anthropic environment has allowed large carnivores to recolonize and expand their distribution in Western Europe. To assess the full potential and consequences of this return, habitat use and landscape modeling are particularly useful tools that allow conservationists to come up with reliable prediction, and policy makers to anticipate management planning. The considerable power of dispersal and important space requirements of these species necessitate large-scale modeling, but it is essential to work in parallel at very fine scale, as carnivores’ impact on human societies is mostly felt at local level. Management of large carnivores must therefore be multi-scalar, with different decisions taken at multiple levels. With the return of the Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) to lowland Western Europe, in regions of relatively high human densities, conservation- planning decisions must be knowledge based. Different approaches will be followed to analyze data at finer and larger scales. These include differential distribution and tolerance of lynx to fragmentation and anthropization, influence of landscape on lynx predation and the development of a conceptual model aiming at responding efficiently to conflicts with human populations. Results will permit the development of a lowland Western Europe habitat model, and to propose conservation measures adapted to the return of this emblematic carnivore. Results will permit the development of a lowland Western Europe habitat model, and to propose conservation measures adapted to the return of this emblematic carnivore. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluating radical conservation futures: strategies for assessing the potential for Eurasian lynx in the Benelux countries
Bouyer, Yaëlle ULg; Poncin, Pascal ULg; Beudels-Jamar, Roseline et al

Poster (2011, July 08)

Tolerance of anthropic environment has allowed large carnivores to recolonize and to be reintroduced within Europe in the last forty years. This indicates that, even in areas where the return of large ... [more ▼]

Tolerance of anthropic environment has allowed large carnivores to recolonize and to be reintroduced within Europe in the last forty years. This indicates that, even in areas where the return of large carnivores seems unlikely, their presence and establishment is possible, even in highly modified environments. In the current context of the return of large carnivores in Europe, there is a need for scientific conservation tools to assess the full potential and consequences of the return of large carnivores in Europe, and in particular to evaluate potential impact on game and livestock. Today, the return of the Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) in areas where it has been absent for long periods is becoming increasingly probable, and this requires further investigations. Three main lines of research will be particularly important: the use of habitat by Eurasian Lynx, the effect of habitat on predation behavior, and potential sources of conflict with human populations. The research project will address fine scale habitat use, the effect of prey‘s spatial variation on Lynx predation behavior, the use of different statistical methods to estimate Lynx‘s viability in various habitats and landscape, and a review of current conflicts throughout Europe. Results should allow better understanding of the Lynx redeployment potentials in lowland Western Europe [less ▲]

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See detailFramdriftsrapport for Scandlynx Norge 2011
Bouyer, Yaëlle ULg

Report (2011)

The 2011 annual reaport of the Scandlynx group actions. This reaport presents all the work done during the year 2011 by the different members.

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