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Mesopredator spatial and temporal responses to large predators and human development in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California
Abstract Human-driven declines of apex predators can trigger widespread impacts throughout ecological communities. Reduced apex predator occupancy or activity can release mesopredators fromExpand
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Scale Dependent Behavioral Responses to Human Development by a Large Predator, the Puma
The spatial scale at which organisms respond to human activity can affect both ecological function and conservation planning. Yet little is known regarding the spatial scale at which distinctExpand
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Nowhere to hide: pumas, black bears, and competition refuges
One hypothesis for how carnivores with overlapping ecology coexist in natural systems is through heterogeneous competition landscapes, in which subordinates utilize "competition refuges" to mitigateExpand
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Puma communication behaviours: understanding functional use and variation among sex and age classes
Intraspecific communication for mate selection sometimes varies between sexes based on different evolutionary life history patterns. Solitary felids use communication for territorial defence andExpand
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Patterns in bobcat (Lynx rufus) scent marking and communication behaviors
Intraspecific communication by solitary felids is not well understood, but it is necessary for mate selection and to maintain social organization. We used motion-triggered video cameras to study theExpand
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The Role of Scent Marking in Mate Selection by Female Pumas (Puma concolor)
Mate selection influences individual fitness, is often based on complex cues and behaviours, and can be difficult to study in solitary species including carnivores. We used motion-triggered camerasExpand
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The difference between killing and eating: ecological shortcomings of puma energetic models
Bioenergetic modeling is employed to estimate the energetic demands of many cryptic carnivores and their kill rates needed to meet their energetic requirements. We tested two prevalent assumptionsExpand
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The Comparative Effects of Large Carnivores on the Acquisition of Carrion by Scavengers
Pumas (Puma concolor) and black bears (Ursus americanus) are large carnivores that may influence scavenger population dynamics. We used motion-triggered video cameras deployed at deer carcasses toExpand
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The scent of your enemy is my friend? The acquisition of large carnivore scent by a smaller carnivore
Scent marking is critical to intraspecific communication in many mammal species, but little is known regarding its role in communication among different species. We used 4 years of motion-triggeredExpand
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Survey techniques, detection probabilities, and the relative abundance of the carnivore guild on the Apostle Islands (2014-2016)
Carnivores are important components of ecosystems with wide-ranging effects on ecological communities.We studied the carnivore community in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (APIS), where theExpand
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