How Prey Density and Distribution Can Affect Predator Habitat Usage Pattern: a Case Study on Sand Cat (Felis margarita, Locke 1858) from Iran

@article{Ghafaripour2018HowPD,
  title={How Prey Density and Distribution Can Affect Predator Habitat Usage Pattern: a Case Study on Sand Cat (Felis margarita, Locke 1858) from Iran},
  author={S. Ghafaripour and Morteza Naderi and Borhan Riazi and Hamid Reza Rezaei},
  journal={Russian Journal of Ecology},
  year={2018},
  volume={49},
  pages={320-324}
}
Prey-predator relationships can affect habitat selection of the animals greatly. In the recent investigation we tried to test how rodents can affect nocturnal sand cat habitat usage pattern. Microhabitat affinities of sand cat and its den site selection were investigated in Sistan and Baluchistan Province from early 2013 to late 2015 in Semsor area. The data acquired from 29 presence plots of individuals were compared by paired non-used plots; the results indicated that the presence of… 

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