Spatial and temporal variability in the distribution, daily activity and diet of fennec fox (Vulpes zerda), red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and African golden wolf (Caniss anthus) in southern Tunisia

@article{Karssene2019SpatialAT,
  title={Spatial and temporal variability in the distribution, daily activity and diet of fennec fox (Vulpes zerda), red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and African golden wolf (Caniss anthus) in southern Tunisia},
  author={Yamna Karssene and Mohsen Chammem and Fengqing Li and Ahmed Eddine and Ansorge Hermann and Sa{\"i}d Nouira},
  journal={Mammalian Biology},
  year={2019},
  volume={95},
  pages={41-50}
}
In this study, we investigated the habitat, the daily activity and the trophic niche overlap of three carnivores found in southern Tunisia, namely the fennec fox (Vulpes zerda), the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and the African golden wolf (Canis anthus) over seasons. To achieve this goal, we surveyed 300-meter transects in Sidi Toui National Park (N=29) and in Oued Dekouk Natural Reserve (N=24) over a year. Using information provided by camera trap photos and scats analysis; we determined daily… 
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