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dc.contributor.authorTallian, Aimee Grace
dc.contributor.authorMattisson, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorSamelius, Gustaf
dc.contributor.authorOdden, John
dc.contributor.authorMishra, Charudutt
dc.contributor.authorLinnell, John Durrus
dc.contributor.authorLkhagvajav, Purevjav
dc.contributor.authorJohansson, Örjan
dc.coverage.spatialMongolia, Asia, Norway, Europeen_US
dc.description.abstractLivestock depredation is an important source of conflict for many terrestrial large carnivore species. Understanding the foraging behavior of large carnivores on domestic prey is therefore important for both mitigating conflict and conserving threatened carnivore populations. Handling time is an important, albeit often overlooked, component of predatory behavior, as it directly influences access to food biomass, which can affect predator foraging efficiency and subsequent kill rates. We used long-term data on snow leopards (Panthera uncia) in Mongolia (Asia) and Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) in Norway (Europe) to examine how large carnivore foraging patterns varied between domestic and wild prey, and how the different landscape characteristics affected those patterns. Our results suggest handling time was generally shorter for domestic compared to wild prey. For snow leopards, rugged terrain was linked to increased handling time for larger prey. For lynx, handling time increased with terrain ruggedness for domestic, but not wild, prey, and was greater in closed compared to open habitats. There were also other differences in snow leopard and lynx foraging behavior, e.g., snow leopards also stayed longer at, and remained closer to, their kill sites than lynx. Shorter handling time suggests that felids may have utilized domestic prey less effectively than wild prey, i.e., they spent less time consuming their prey. This could a) result in an energetic or fitness cost related to decreased felid foraging efficiency caused by the risk of anthropogenic disturbance, or b) exacerbate conflict if reduced handling time associated with easy prey results in increased livestock depredation. Eurasian lynx Handling time Landscape Livestock Predation Snow leoparden_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectEurasian lynxen_US
dc.subjectHandling timeen_US
dc.subjectSnow leoparden_US
dc.titleWild versus domestic prey: Variation in the kill-site behavior of two large felidsen_US
dc.title.alternativeWild versus domestic prey: Variation in the kill-site behavior of two large felidsen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2023 The Authorsen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Zoologiske og botaniske fag: 480en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Zoology and botany: 480en_US
dc.source.journalGlobal Ecology and Conservationen_US
dc.relation.projectEgen institusjon: Norwegian institute for nature research (NINA)en_US
dc.relation.projectAndre: Norwegian Environment Agencyen_US
dc.relation.projectAndre: County Governor’s Office for several Norwegian countiesen_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 281092en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 251112en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 183176en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 165814en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 212919en_US

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