1 Tahrcountry Musings: Wildlife – Use Of Human Shield

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wildlife – Use Of Human Shield

New research findings indicate that mammals use humans to shield against carnivores. This raise the possibility that redistribution has occurred in other mammalian taxa due to anthropogenic influences in ways we are yet to determine. This calls for new look at indirect anthropogenic effects on species distributions and behaviour. The new study was based in Yellowstone and demonstrated a substantive change in how Moose avoid predator brown bears, shifts birth sites shift away from traffic-averse brown bears and towards paved roads.If you are keen about more details look below.

  • Content Type Journal Article
  • Category Animal behaviour
  • DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2007.0415
  • Authors
    • Joel Berger, North America Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Teton Valley, ID 83455, USA

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