Monitoring What

Anja Molinari-Jobin
Lynx print

The following parameters need to be measured:

Where: Spatial distribution where the species occurs. Sometimes sporadic and permanent presence is differentiated as well as areas where family groups were reported.

How many: The abundance or density in a given area.

Population trend: Abundance or only relative abundance in a given area compared to previous surveys.

Demography: vital rates such as survival and reproductive parameters.

Dispersal: movement behavior of offspring can give important information regarding the expansion potential and connectivity within and between populations.

Health: occurrence of specific pathogens, genetic health and inbreeding is of special concern in the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population.

Conflict monitoring: information on livestock depredation and impact on prey species.