Fisher predation on Canada lynx in the Northeastern United States

  title={Fisher predation on Canada lynx in the Northeastern United States},
  author={Scott R. McLellan and Jennifer H. Vashon and Erica L. Johnson and Shannon M. Crowley and Adam D. Vashon},
  journal={The Journal of Wildlife Management},
Forecasting species distributions: Correlation does not equal causation
Identifying the mechanisms influencing species' distributions is critical for accurate climate change forecasts. However, current approaches are limited by correlative models that cannot distinguish
Abiotic stress and biotic factors mediate range dynamics on opposing edges
In the face of global change, understanding causes of range limits are one of the most pressing needs in biogeography and ecology. A prevailing hypothesis is that abiotic stress forms cold (upper
Temporal segregation among sympatric boreal predators
The results suggest that temporal partitioning plays a smaller role in the coexistence of these predators than anticipated, while revealing some interesting trends and suggesting other factors that may play a role in their niche segregation.
Interactive range‐limit theory (iRLT): An extension for predicting range shifts
Current thinking on range limits is summarized and an integrative review to evaluate support for iRLT and trophic differences along range margins are performed, suggesting that range‐limit dynamics are more nuanced and interactive than classically predicted by RLT.
Habitat selection and spatiotemporal interactions of a reintroduced mesocarnivore
Habitat quality and quantity are key factors in evaluating the potential for success of a wildlife translocation. However, because of the difficulty or cost of evaluating these factors, habitat


Winter habitat use and responses to snow cover of fisher (Martes pennanti) and marten (Martes americana) in southeastern Manitoba
A trailing study of fisher (Martes pennanti) and marten in the boreal forest of Manitoba showed that both species preferred coniferous ridges and had temporal differences in their habitat use that could be partially explained by their different responses to soft snow cover.
Relations among fishers, snow, and martens: development and evaluation of two hypotheses
The spatial distribution of mean harvests of fisher and marten were compared to each other, and to snowfall distribution and frequency throughout Maine, 1980–1987, and these questions were examined by analyzing the distributions of fishers and martens.
Female wolverine (Gulo gulo) reproduction: reproductive costs and winter food availability
This study addresses how female wolverine (Gulo gulo (L., 1758)) reproduction is limited and tested two complementary hypotheses: (1) current reproduction is affected by the costs of reproduction in the preceding year and (2) current Reproduction isaffected by food availability in the current winter.
Influence of snow depth on prey availability and habitat use by red fox
Fox sinking depths were least in all habitats when crust conditions prevailed, and during these periods travel distances were more evenly distributed among habitats.
The ecology of the lynx (Lynx canadensis) on Cape Breton Island
Recruitment of lynx (Lynx canadensis) on Cape Breton Island declined from 1977–1978 through 1979–1980 concurrent with a decrease in snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) densities. Suppressed recruitmen...