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Behavioural adjustments of lion (Panthera Leo) in response to risk of human-caused mortality

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Fear of predation can have a major impact on the behaviour of prey species. Despite recent codifying of the concept of the ecology of fear, there has been relatively little focus on how these ideas apply to large carnivore species which, although not prey sensu stricto, may experience fear as a result of threats from humans. This thesis argues that large mammalian carnivores are subject to a Landscape of Fear similar to that described for prey species, and will respond behavioural...

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Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
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Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
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Department:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
Role:
Examiner
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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