Human impacts on activities of large mammals in the area of Zrinsko Gorje Mountains

Kajgana, Inja (2015) Human impacts on activities of large mammals in the area of Zrinsko Gorje Mountains. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Human activities significantly affect the reduction of habitat quality. More developed transport infrastructure allowed humans access to previously untouched parts of nature, and thus impact on animal behaviour. This study was conducted from January 28th to May 13th 2012 and from October 26th 2013 to March 11th 2014, using the method of monitoring by means of sensory IR cameras. It included three species of large mammals: wolf (Canis lupus L., 1758) and also roe deer (Capreolus capreolus L, 1758) and wild boar (Sus scrofa L., 1758) which are his prey. Human activities were monitored parallelly. Humans are active during the day, on forest roads. The wolf is active at night, thus avoiding humans. Roe deer avoids both humans and wolves, so it has bimodal activity rhythm on logging roads, and in the forest is active during the day. Wild boar avoids humans more than it avoids wolves, and is active at night, except on the animal trail where is active in the early daytime due to a lower risk of predation.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: wolf, roe deer, wild boar, human, IR camera, predator-prey interaction
Supervisor: Zanella, Davor
Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 85
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Grozdana Sirotic
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 11:31
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 11:31
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3840

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