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Native prey distribution and migration mediates wolf (<i>Canis lupus</i>) predation on domestic livestock in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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Abigail A. Nelson, Matthew J. Kauffman, A.D. Middleton, M.D. Jimenez, D. E. McWhirter, and K. Gerow, 2016, Native prey distribution and migration mediates wolf (<i>Canis lupus</i>) predation on domestic livestock in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Canadian Journal of Zoology, v. 94, iss. 4.

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Little research has evaluated how the migration and distribution of native prey influence patterns of livestock depredation by large carnivores. Previous research suggests that the presence of native prey can increase depredation rates by attracting predators (prey tracking hypothesis). Alternatively, the absence of native prey may facilitate predation on livestock (prey scarcity hypothesis). In this study, we evaluated support for these competing hypotheses through analysis of 4 years of cattle (Bos taurus L., 1758) depredation data (n = 39 kills), 2 years of summer and fall wolf (Canis lupus L., 1758) predation and tracking data (n = 4 wolves), and 3 years of elk (Cervus elaphus L., 1758) movement data (n = 70 elk). We used logistic [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1139/cjz-2015-0094
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