Václav Silovský

Václav Silovský
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague | CULS · Department of Game Management and Wildlife Biology

PhD Student

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Animal-attached devices have transformed our understanding of vertebrate ecology. To minimize any associated harm, researchers have long advocated that tag masses should not exceed 3% of carrier body mass. However, this ignores tag forces resulting from animal movement. Using data from collar-attached accelerometers on 10 diverse free-ranging terre...
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The time that animals spend travelling at various speeds and the tortuosity of their movement paths are two of the many things that affect space-use by animals. In this, high turn rates are predicted to be energetically costly, especially at high travel speeds, which implies that animals should modulate their speed according to path characteristics...
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Here, we provide unique photo documentation and observational evidence of rescue behaviour described for the first time in wild boar. Rescue behaviour represents an extreme form of prosocial behaviour that has so far only been demonstrated in a few species. It refers to a situation when one individual acts to help another individual that finds itse...
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European bison (Bison bonasus) were successfully reintroduced in many free or semi-free areas across Europe during the last decades. Due to the increased numbers, the conflicts between human activities and bison are more frequent. Therefore the knowledge about spatial activity and habitat preference in new regions is the need for management decisio...
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Animal movement paths are variously tortuous, with high turn rates predicted to be energetically costly, especially at high speeds. Animals travel most efficiently at the speed that gives the lowest cost of transport (COT), a well-defined point for movement in fluid media. However, theoretically, land animals should travel at their maximum speed to...