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Empirical Evidence of Density- Dependence in Populations of Large Herbivores
Density‐dependence is a key concept in population dynamics. Here, we review how body mass and demographic parameters vary with population density in large herbivores. The demographic parameters weExpand
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Selective harvesting and habitat loss produce long-term life history changes in a mouflon population.
We examined the long-term effects (28 years) of habitat loss and phenotype-based selective harvest on body mass, horn size, and horn shape of mouflon (Ovis gmelini musimon) in southern France. ThisExpand
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Age, Size, and Spatiotemporal Variation in Ovulation Patterns of a Seasonal Breeder, the Norwegian Moose (Alces alces)
In seasonal environments, timing of reproduction is an important fitness component. However, in ungulates, our understanding of this biological process is limited. Here we analyze how age and bodyExpand
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Spring Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) predicts annual variation in timing of peak faecal crude protein in mountain ungulates
Summary 1. In recent years, the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) has been used to assess the relationships between habitat quality and animal life-history traits. Since numerousExpand
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The length of growing season and adult sex ratio affect sexual size dimorphism in moose.
While factors affecting body growth have been extensively studied, very little is known about the factors likely to affect the sexual size dimorphism (SSD) in polygynous mammals. Based on the carcassExpand
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Population abundance and early spring conditions determine variation in body mass of juvenile chamois
Abstract For species living in seasonal environments the understanding of demographic processes requires identifying the environmental factors during spring and summer that shape phenotypicExpand
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Reproductive output of female mouflon (Ovis gmelini musimon×Ovis sp.): a comparative analysis
Although many mouflon Ovis gmelini musimon populations have been introduced to continental southern and central Europe, little is known about their reproductive output. Based on post-mortem analysisExpand
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Sex-specific Growth in Alpine Chamois
Abstract Studying between-sex differences in body growth has strong implications for understanding life-history tactics of animals. We used age and carcass mass data from 2,312 female and 2,622 maleExpand
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Ungulates and their management in France
This chapter explores the management objectives and the different approaches to wildlife management of large ungulates in France. A detailed analysis is done about the species present, theirExpand
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Are abundance indices derived from spotlight counts reliable to monitor red deer Cervus elaphus populations?
Abstract Management of large herbivores could be improved by investing less effort in estimating absolute abundance and more effort tracking variation over time of indicators of ecological changeExpand
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