• Corpus ID: 55499600

Spatiotemporal competition patterns of Swedish roe deer and wild boar during the fawning season

  title={Spatiotemporal competition patterns of Swedish roe deer and wild boar during the fawning season},
  author={Staffan Melberg},
Abstract This study was performed on Bogesund research area, Sweden, in order to determine whether wild boar (Sus scrofa) predates on fawns of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) and if the spatial and temporal patterns of roe deer are related to wild boar activity. A behav-ioural response is beneficial for many organisms when they are exposed to interspecific competition. A spatial and temporal avoidance towards their antagonist may be essen-tial for survival in times of great competition. Little… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Camera trap based niche partitioning model of medium size ungulates and its implications on tiger’s prey availability in SE Asian rainforest
This study aims to model the niche partitioning of several mammalian species that was potential prey for tiger, including barking deer, bearded pig, and wild boar using camera trap using overlap index to estimate diurnal activity pattern of the Sumatran tiger and the available preys.


Temporal and spatial variation in predation on roe deer fawns
Weak, but long reaching spatial effects of predation are found as the relation between roe deer fawn survival and distances to fox dens with litters are investigated, and a study on supplemental feeding of red fox as a means of relieving fawns from predation pressure proves this practice futile in boreal forest.
Interspecific aggression between fallow and roe deer
Information on interspecific aggression is scarce for wild ungulates. I described patterns and sex/age correlates of interspecific aggression between wild roe deer Capreolus capreolus and fallow deer
The results supported the conclusion that the large national increase of roe deer in Sweden during the 1980s and 1990s was related to lower fox predation on fawns and also indicated that the roe Deer population density was well below habitat carrying capacity at the onset of the mange epidemic.
Inter-specific competition from fallow deer Dama dama reduces habitat quality for the Italian roe deer Capreolus capreolus italicus
This analysis is the first to document that inter-specific competition may influence the spatial behaviour of a deerspecies leading to poor phenotypic performance in the inferior competitor, and that the conservation of this relict population would benefit by reducingfallow deer numbers at Castelporziano and from other measures aimed to decrease the level of inter- specific competition.
Experimental evidence for density-dependence of home-range size in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus L.): a comparison of two long-term studies
It is suggested that the reduction of range size at high deer density during winter, as well as summer, is linked to the solitary behaviour and territorial social system of roe deer, with possible effects of dominance rank, even outside the mating season.
Habitat preferences of feral hogs, deer, and cattle on a Sierra foothill range.
The relative habitat preferences of feral hogs, blacktailed deer, and cattle were assessed for 17 habitat types by sampling the distribution and abundance of fecal sign on a northern California annual range by subjectively classified habitats using topographic and vegetation criteria.
Neonatal Mortality in Roe Deer
Analyses of fox and roe deer female behaviour supported the hypothesis that it is easier for the fox to find fawns in open habitats, and high survival during years of low fox abundance suggested that predation mortality was additive during summer.
The feasibility of reintroducing Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) to Scotland
The study concluded that biologically, the reintroduction of the Wild Boar is possible, however, a complementary study examining both the environmental and the potential wider ecological and socio-economic impacts of Wild Boars will be required before reintroduction is seriously considered.
The response of fawn survival to changes in habitat quality varies according to cohort quality and spatial scale
The findings highlight the crucial role of spatiotemporal interactions in shaping individual fitness in mammalian populations, and underline the importance of the scale of analysis when characterizing ecological processes.