Data from: Refuge or predation risk? Alternate ways to perceive hiker disturbance based on maternal state of female caribou

Frederic Lesmerises, Chris J. Johnson & Martin-Hugues St-Laurent
Human presence in natural environments is often a source of stress that is perceived by large ungulates as an increased risk of predation. Alternatively, disturbance induced by hikers creates a relatively predator-free space that may serve as a refuge. We measured the behavioral responses of female caribou to disturbance associated with the presence of hikers during summer in the Gaspésie National Park. We used those data to determine whether caribou responded negatively to human activity...
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