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Recovery of large carnivores in Europe’s modern human-dominated landscapes
It is shown that roughly one-third of mainland Europe hosts at least one large carnivore species, with stable or increasing abundance in most cases in 21st-century records, and coexistence alongside humans has become possible, argue the authors. Expand
The recovery, distribution, and population dynamics of wolves on the Scandinavian peninsula, 1978-1998
Simulation of population growth based on known reproductions and mortalities showed a close similarity to the results from population censuses up to the mid-1990s. Expand
Rescue of a severely bottlenecked wolf (Canis lupus) population by a single immigrant
It is shown here that the genetic diversity of the severely bottlenecked and geographically isolated Scandinavian population of grey wolves (Canis lupus), founded by only two individuals, was recovered by the arrival of a single immigrant. Expand
Severe inbreeding depression in a wild wolf Canis lupus population
In a small, naturally restored, wild population of grey wolves in Scandinavia, founded in 1983, a pedigree for 24 of the 28 breeding pairs established in the period 1983–2002 is constructed, corresponding to 6.04 litter-size-reducing equivalents in this wolf population. Expand
Shoot, shovel and shut up: cryptic poaching slows restoration of a large carnivore in Europe
It is shown that rigorous estimates of the effects of poaching relative to other sources of mortality can be obtained with a hierarchical state–space model combined with multiple sources of data and should be revised by including and quantifying cryptic poaching. Expand
Using GPS technology and GIS cluster analyses to estimate kill rates in wolf—ungulate ecosystems
Abstract Predatory behavior of wolves (Canis lupus) was studied in 2 wolf territories in Scandinavia. We used hourly data from Global Positioning System (GPS)-collared adult wolves in combinationExpand
The near extinction and recovery of brown bears in Scandinavia in relation to the bear management policies of Norway and Sweden
Records of bountied brown bears Ursus arctos in Norway and Sweden were analysed to estimate population size in the mid-1800's, and changes in population size and distribution in relation to the bearExpand
Selection for Heterozygosity Gives Hope to a Wild Population of Inbred Wolves
The data show that for each level of f, it was the most heterozygous wolves that established themselves as breeders, a selection process that seems to have decelerated the loss of heterozygosity in the population despite a steady increase of f. Expand
Summer kill rates and predation pattern in a wolf–moose system: can we rely on winter estimates?
This study is the first to present detailed empirical data on kill rates and prey selection in a wolf–moose system during summer as obtained by applying modern Global Positioning System-collar techniques on individual wolves (Canis lupus) in Scandinavia. Expand