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Publikationstyp: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Dokumentart: Originalarbeit

Publikationsjahr: 2018

AutorInnen: Walter, T; Zink, R; Laaha, G; Zaller, JG; Heigl, F

Titel: Fox sightings in a city are related to certain land use classes and sociodemographics: results from a citizen science project.

Quelle: BMC Ecol. 2018; 18(1):50

Autor/innen der Vetmeduni Vienna:

Walter Theresa,
Zink Richard,

Beteiligte Vetmed-Organisationseinheiten
Forschungsinstitut für Wildtierkunde und Ökologie,
Konrad Lorenz Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung,

Zugehörige(s) Projekt(e): Wildtiere in Wien

Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes L.) have become successful inhabitants of urban areas in recent years. However, our knowledge about the occurrence, distribution and association with land uses of these urban foxes is poor, partly because many favoured habitats are on private properties and therefore hardly accessible to scientists. We assumed that citizen science, i.e. the involvement of the public, could enable researchers to bridge this information gap. We analysed 1179 fox sightings in the city of Vienna, Austria reported via citizen science projects to examine relationships between foxes and the surrounding land use classes as well as sociodemographic parameters.

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