Selective harvesting and habitat loss produce long-term life history changes in a mouflon population.

@article{Garel2007SelectiveHA,
  title={Selective harvesting and habitat loss produce long-term life history changes in a mouflon population.},
  author={Mathieu Garel and J M Cugnasse and Daniel Maillard and Jean-michel Gaillard and Aidan Jonathan Mark Hewison and Dominique Dubray},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={1607-18}
}
We examined the long-term effects (28 years) of habitat loss and phenotype-based selective harvest on body mass, horn size, and horn shape of mouflon (Ovis gmelini musimon) in southern France. This population has experienced habitat deterioration (loss of 50.8% of open area) since its introduction in 1956 and unrestricted selective hunting of the largest horned males since 1973. Both processes are predicted to lead to a decrease in phenotype quality by decreasing habitat quality and by reducing… CONTINUE READING