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Snow leopard Panthera uncia predation of livestock: An assessment of local perceptions in the Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal
Abstract Public attitudes towards snow leopard Panthera uncia predation of domestic livestock were investigated by a questionnaire survey of four villages in snow leopard habitat within the AnnapurnaExpand
Coupled dynamics of body mass and population growth in response to environmental change
It is demonstrated how earlier emergence from hibernation and earlier weaning of young has led to a longer growing season and larger body masses before hibernation, and this helps explain how a shift in phenology can cause simultaneous phenotypic and demographic changes. Expand
Genetic Restoration of the Florida Panther
It is shown that panther numbers increased threefold, genetic heterozygosity doubled, survival and fitness measures improved, and inbreeding correlates declined significantly, although these results are encouraging, continued habitat loss, persistent inbreeding, infectious agents, and possible habitat saturation pose new dilemmas. Expand
Life History, What is?
The concepts of life history and life history traits, fitness, and an overview of analytical tools that are commonly used in life history studies are introduced. Expand
Effectiveness of a regional corridor in connecting two Florida black bear populations.
The results indicate that the Osceola-Ocala corridor is functional and provides a conduit for gene flow between two Florida black bear populations, however human development may hinder the use of the Oscesia-OCala corridor by bears. Expand
A key for the identification of the hair of mammals of a snow leopard (Panthera uncia) habitat in Nepal
A photographic reference key was developed for the identification of hairs of the mammals known to occur in a snow leopard (Panthera uncia) habit at in the Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal. Expand
Senescence rates are determined by ranking on the fast-slow life-history continuum.
Without using life tables, senescence rates in annual individual fitness is examined using 20 individual-based data sets of terrestrial vertebrates with contrasting life histories and body size to assess the robustness of the prevalent life-table approach. Expand
Genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation and loss: the case of the Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus)
Habitat fragmentation and anthropogenic barriers to movement appear to have limited the dispersal capabilities of the Florida black bear, thereby reducing gene flow among populations and suggesting management actions to mitigate genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation are needed. Expand
The Relative Importance of Life‐History Variables to Population Growth Rate in Mammals: Cole’s Prediction Revisited
The relative importance of life‐history variables to population growth rate (λ) has substantial consequences for the study of life‐history evolution and for the dynamics of biological populations.Expand
The fast–slow continuum and mammalian life-history patterns: an empirical evaluation
It is suggested that the fast–slow continuum in mammalian life-history is independent of body size or phylogeny, that the F / α ratio adequately quantifies the position of a population along a fast-slow continuum, and that the tempo of life- histories has substantial population-dynamic consequences. Expand