Spatial and temporal avoidance of risk within a large carnivore guild

@inproceedings{Drge2017SpatialAT,
  title={Spatial and temporal avoidance of risk within a large carnivore guild},
  author={Egil Dr{\"o}ge and Scott Creel and Matthew S. Becker and Jassiel M'soka},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2017}
}
Within a large carnivore guild, subordinate competitors (African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, and cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus) might reduce the limiting effects of dominant competitors (lion, Panthera leo, and spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta) by avoiding them in space, in time, or through patterns of prey selection. Understanding how these competitors cope with one other can inform strategies for their conservation. We tested how mechanisms of niche partitioning promote coexistence by quantifying… CONTINUE READING

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