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dc.contributor.authorOrdiz, Andres
dc.contributor.authorMilleret, Cyril
dc.contributor.authorKindberg, Jonas
dc.contributor.authorMånsson, Johan
dc.contributor.authorWabakken, Petter
dc.contributor.authorSwenson, Jon E.
dc.contributor.authorSand, Håkan
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-28T10:28:47Z
dc.date.available2016-01-28T10:28:47Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationOrdiz, A., Milleret, C., Kindberg, J., Månsson, J., Wabakken, P., Swenson, J., & Sand, H. (2015). Wolves, people, and brown bears influence the expansionof the recolonizing wolf population in Scandinavia. Ecosphere, 6(12).nb_NO
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/2375119
dc.description.abstractInterspecific competition can influence the distribution and abundance of species and the structure of ecological communities and entire ecosystems. Interactions between apex predators can have cascading effects through the entire natural community, which supports broadening the scope of conservation from single species to a much wider ecosystem perspective. However, competition between wild large carnivores can hardly be measured experimentally. In this study, we analyzed the expansion of the Scandinavian wolf ( Canis lupus ) population during its recovery from the early 1990s. We took into account wolf-, habitat-, human- and brown bear ( Ursus arctos )-related factors, because wolf expansion occurred within an area partially sympatric with bears. Wolf pair establishment was positively related to previous wolf presence and was negatively related to road density, distance to other wolf territories, and bear density. These findings suggest that both human-related habitat modification and interspecific competition have been influential factors modulating the expansion of the wolf population. Interactions between large carnivores have the potential to affect overall biodiversity. Therefore, conservation-oriented management of such species should consider interspecific interactions, rather than focusing only on target populations of single species. Long-term monitoring data across large areas should also help quantify and predict the influence of biotic interactions on species assemblages and distributions elsewhere. This is important because interactive processes can be essential in the regulation, stability, and resilience of ecological communitiesnb_NO
dc.language.isoengnb_NO
dc.publisherESAnb_NO
dc.subjectBrown bearsnb_NO
dc.subjectCanis lupusnb_NO
dc.subjectconditional-logisticnb_NO
dc.subjectregressionnb_NO
dc.subjecthabitat selectionnb_NO
dc.subjecthuman disturbancenb_NO
dc.subjectinterspecific competitionnb_NO
dc.subjectpopulation expansionnb_NO
dc.subjectScandinavianb_NO
dc.subjectwolvesnb_NO
dc.subjectUrsus arctosnb_NO
dc.titleWolves, people, and brown bears influence the expansion of the recolonizing wolf population in Scandinavianb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.volume6nb_NO
dc.source.journalEcospherenb_NO
dc.source.issue12nb_NO
dc.identifier.doihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/ES15-00243.1/pdf


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