The role of predators on ungulate populations
Skandulv and the Scandinavian brown bear project have another joint publication published!
The study used hunter observations of moose calves and cows during the first week of hunt in Sweden, for the past 18 years. They found that the calf/cow ratio decreased with increasing densities of wolves and brown bears. However, calf/cow ratios decreased also in areas without those predators, indicating that there are also other drivers that affect moose population dynamics. Moose density and different combinations of weather factors were important predictors of calf/cow ratios.
Enjoy reading it on https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351989421001372.