3 Works

High temperatures and human pressures interact to influence mortality in an African carnivore

Daniella Rabaiotti, Rosemary Groom, J. W. McNutt, Jessica Watermeyer, Helen O'Neill & Rosie Woodroffe
1. The impacts of high ambient temperatures on mortality in humans and domestic animals are well understood. However much less is known about how hot weather affects mortality in wild animals. High ambient temperatures have been associated with African wild dog Lycaon pictus pup mortality, suggesting that high temperatures might also be linked to high adult mortality. 2. We analysed mortality patterns in African wild dogs radio-collared in Kenya (0°N), Botswana (20°S) and Zimbabwe (20°S),...

Bound within boundaries: How well do protected areas match movement corridors of their most mobile protected species?

David D. Hofmann, Dominik M. Behr, John W. McNutt, Arpat Ozgul & Gabriele Cozzi
Conserving and managing large portions of land to connect wildlife reserves is an increasingly used strategy to maintain and restore connectivity among wildlife populations. Boundaries of such conservation areas are often determined based on expert opinion and socio-political constraints, yet the extent to which they match species’ movement corridors is rarely examined. This is mainly due to a lack of data, particularly on wide-ranging movement behavior such as dispersal. Nevertheless, empirically assessing the adequacy of...

African wild dog access to kills

Neil Jordan, Krystyna Golabek, Dominik Behr, Reena Walker, Laura Plimpton, Samantha Lostrom, Megan Claase, Leanne Van Der Weyde & J. Weldon McNutt
Patterns of food sharing in collectively hunting species are likely to influence social dynamics and evolution. Despite this, little is known about competition within social groups at carcasses and other food sources, making the social drivers and implications of food sharing difficult to assess. We quantified carcass access and feeding behavior in free-ranging African wild dogs, Lycaon pictus, at natural kill sites, confirming and quantifying previous descriptions of a youngest-feed-first system. Using data on feeding...

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