Habitat selection of a large carnivore, the red wolf, in a human-altered landscape

Authors: Justin A. Dellinger, Christine Proctor, Todd D. Steury, Marcella J. Kelly,                      Michael R. Vaughan

From the Biological Conservation

Such findings suggest that large carnivores such as the red wolf may not strictly require habitats devoid of humans. In a world with rapid human-alteration of habitat, understanding how increasing human density and development impact habitat selection is vital to managing for population persistence of large carnivores and maintaining top-down ecological processes.

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