Preference coefficient and its use for assessing the quality of habitats for wild animals

Preference coefficient and its use for assessing the quality of habitats for wild animals ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2009, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 143–145. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2009. Original Russian Text © V.N. Mamontov, 2009, published in Ekologiya, 2009, No. 2, pp. 155–157. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Preference Coefficient and Its Use for Assessing the Quality of Habitats for Wild Animals V. N. Mamontov Institute of Ecological Problems of the North, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, nab. Severnoi Dviny 23, Arkhangelsk, 163006 Russia; e-mail: Received December 12, 2006 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413609020118 Key words: hunting grounds, quality assessment, habitat, preference coefficient, census index, species popula- tion density, key sites. Quality assessment of hunting grounds and their rat- rect assessment of their importance for this species. ing with respect to productivity is an essential compo- However, fluctuations of animal abundance interfere nent of game management. Today, such an assessment with comparisons of species population densities and can also be used for estimating anthropogenic impact census indices calculated in different years. The on the environment and developing measures to reduce method of determining the durations of an animal’s stay its consequences by maintaining and improving the in different biotopes by following its tracks over 24 h productivity of hunting grounds. (Grakov, 1981) reflects Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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