The ecology of predators, parasites, and prey : psoroptis ovis mite infestation of California bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis califorinia) exposed to cougar (Puma concolor) predation in the Okanagan valley

Sultana Majid
In the Okanagan valley of British Columbia, California bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis california) populations have been declining, while facing an infestation of Psoroptes ovis mites starting in 2011. These mites cause debilitating skin diseases, which potentially impact bighorn sheep’s hearing ability, impairing awareness, and increasing sheep vulnerability predators such as cougars (Felis concolor). Empirical work on carnivore-parasite interactions with a common prey/host is scarce for large mammals. My study addresses this gap by examining the...
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