Habitat and roe deer fawn vulnerability to red fox predation.

  title={Habitat and roe deer fawn vulnerability to red fox predation.},
  author={Manuela Panzacchi and John D C Linnell and Morten Odden and John Odden and Roy Andersen},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  volume={78 6},
1. Notwithstanding the growing amount of literature emphasizing the link between habitat, life-history traits and behaviour, few empirical studies investigated the combined effect of these parameters on individual predation risk. We investigated direct and indirect consequences of habitat composition at multiple spatial scales on predation risk by red foxes on 151 radio-monitored roe deer fawns. We hypothesized that the higher resource availability in fragmented agricultural areas increased… CONTINUE READING