Henrik ReinkeMinistry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection · Department of Forestry and Hunting
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Understanding the spatio‐temporal distribution of ungulates is important for effective wildlife management, particularly for economically and ecologically important species such as wild boar (Sus scrofa). Wild boars are generally considered to exhibit substantial behavioral flexibility, but it is unclear how their behavior varies across different c...
As wild areas disappear and agricultural lands expand, understanding how people and wildlife can coexist becomes increasingly important. Human–wildlife conflicts (HWCs) are obstacles to coexistence and negatively affect both wildlife populations and the livelihood of people. To facilitate coexistence, a number of frameworks have been developed to b...
I am planning to perform a camera trap study to observe wild boar activity patterns in an agricultural landscape. In the attachment you see the forested areas (n=136) within the study region which is where I want to place the cameras following a grid pattern. But area sizes vary between 0.000015 and 440 ha. 68 areas are smaller than 5 ha, 34 smaller than 2 ha.
And here come my questions: How to treat all those small areas? Take them into account or maybe not? Cluster them to a certain total size? Step away from systematic camera trapping and check each small forest patch on the ground regularly for signs of wild boar presence instead? What would then be a suitable minimum area size to use camera traps?
Are there studies that figured out something like a minimum size of a permanent wild boar forest habitat?
Thank you very much in advance for your input!