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1 August 2008 Indicative Factors for European Bison Refuges in the Bieszczady Mountains
Kajetan A. Perzanowski, Aleksandra Wołoszyn-Gałęza, Maciej Januszczak
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Abstract

European bison Bison bonasus refuges in the Bieszczady Mountains were characterised using four habitat variables: elevation above sea level, slope exposure, tree crown closure, and stand composition. We compared habitat composition of ranges representing a 95% probability of bison use with ranges representing a 25% probability of bison use, on a seasonal basis (summer, winter). During the growing season (“summer”), the 25% probability ranges contained more high elevation (550–749 m), other than northern-exposure areas with more open-canopied, fir-dominated forest than did the 95% probability ranges. During winter, the 95% probability ranges contained less high elevation (550–749 m), northerly exposure areas with more close-canopied, beech-fir, alder, and Scotch pine forests.

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Kajetan A. Perzanowski, Aleksandra Wołoszyn-Gałęza, and Maciej Januszczak "Indicative Factors for European Bison Refuges in the Bieszczady Mountains," Annales Zoologici Fennici 45(4), 347-352, (1 August 2008). https://doi.org/10.5735/086.045.0417
Received: 1 March 2007; Accepted: 1 August 2007; Published: 1 August 2008
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