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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Theresa Pichler (2022): Beurteilung der Rotwildbewirtschaftung im nordwestlichen Oberösterreich.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Wildbiologie und Jagdwirtschaft (IWJ), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 143. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Increasing disturbance due to recreational activities and increased hunting pressure, the fragmentation of the landscape by anthropogenic infrastructure, and the lack of tolerance on agricultural land lead in many places to a strong concentration effect of red deer in quieter areas, especially forests. Depending on the habitat, this results in an increased potential for game damage due to browsing, peeling, and sweeping. Red deer can have a significant impact on forest vegetation structure and interfere with achieving forestry objectives. This can lead to conflicts with landowners, as in northwestern Upper Austria. In a corresponding conflict situation it is important to obtain a fact-based overview of the biotic and economic habitat carrying capacity for red deer. The aim of this master thesis is to provide an overview of the current state in northwestern Upper Austria with respect to habitat suitability, predisposition to game damage and the spatial distribution of red deer and population structure, based on data provided by xy. Using two knowledge-based mechanistic models, a large-scale representation of habitat potential and forest susceptibility to peeling is made, independent of the current red deer distribution in the study area. Based on a literature review, the current situation of red deer corridors and barriers will be highlighted and evaluated if a switch between suitable habitats is potentially possible or likely. Furthermore, an extensive analysis of red deer abundance data is conducted using different methods in order to derive a possible development with regard to the red deer population in the study area. This master thesis should help to establish a basis for future management measures.

Beurteilende*r: Hackländer Klaus
1.Mitwirkender: Immitzer Markus
2.Mitwirkender: Hochbichler Eduard
3.Mitwirkender: Kunz Florian

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