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dc.contributor.authorAngoh, Siow Yan Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorThorsen, Neri Horntvedt
dc.contributor.authorHofmeester, Tim R.
dc.contributor.authorOdden, John
dc.contributor.authorLinnell, John Durrus
dc.contributor.authorBrainerd, Scott Michael
dc.identifier.citationWildlife Biology. 2023, .en_US
dc.description.abstractThe European pine marten Martes martes is often associated with late seral stage coniferous forest stands. Earlier research has indicated that this species may be nega tively influenced by clearcutting practices. However, the effects of current clearcutting methods on pine marten occurrence in conjunction with changing environmental conditions are not well known. In this study, we combined four complete years of nationwide data collected during a long-term camera trap (CT) monitoring program in Norway. We employed a multi-scale occupancy model to investigate the relationship of pine marten occurrence to clearcuts (regenerating stands ≤ 10 years old) and forests ≥ 120 years old. We also examined pine marten detection in relation to habitat features (i.e. dominant microsite characteristics) and to varying snow depths and temperatures. We found no relationship between pine marten occurrence and the proportions of old forest and clearcuts at the landscape scale. At the habitat-patch scale, pine marten occurrence was positively associated with the presence of old forest patches and terrain ruggedness, but not with clearcuts ≤ 100 m from sites. At CT sites near clearcuts, the detection probability was negatively correlated with snow depth. In contrast, pine marten occurrence was positively associated with snow depth at CT sites > 100 m from clearcuts. Furthermore, the detection probability increased with temperature and the presence of boulders at CT sites. Boulders may provide impor tant access points for foraging, and cover for resting and predator avoidance. While previous studies indicate that pine martens prefer older forest and avoid clearcuts, the current level and scale of clearcutting in Norway does not appear to influence its occurrence at the landscape scale.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectMartes martesen_US
dc.subjectmulti-scale occupancy modelen_US
dc.subjectold foresten_US
dc.subjectpine martenen_US
dc.titleForestry and environmental conditions as determinants of pine marten Martes martes occurrence in Norwayen_US
dc.title.alternativeForestry and environmental conditions as determinants of pine marten Martes martes occurrence in Norwayen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Zoologiske og botaniske fag: 480en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Zoology and botany: 480en_US
dc.source.journalWildlife Biologyen_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 281092en_US
dc.relation.projectMiljødirektoratet: SCANDCAM projecten_US
dc.relation.projectAndre: Møre og Romsdal Countyen_US
dc.relation.projectAndre: County Governor’s Office for Innlandet Countyen_US
dc.relation.projectAndre: Trøndelag countyen_US
dc.relation.projectAndre: County Governor’s Office for Vestfold and Telemark Countyen_US
dc.relation.projectAndre: County Governor’s Office for Viken Countyen_US
dc.relation.projectAndre: Troms & Finnmark Countyen_US
dc.relation.projectAndre: Nordland Countyen_US

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