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Genetic analyses of capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus L.) leks in the Gesäuse NP using intestinal droppings

Project Leader
Kunz Florian, Project Leader
Type of Research
Basic Research
Project partners
Wildbiologisches Büro DDr. Veronika Grünschachner-Berger, Dürradmer 4a, 8632 Gusswerk, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Kunz Florian, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection
Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game Management
Funded by
Nationalpark Gesäuse, Weng 2, 8913 Weng im Gehäuse, Austria
In the study, we analyse spatial patterns of capercaillie at lek sites during lekking time. Using fecal samples and their coordinates, we address re-capture rates of individuals, territory sizes, and the persistence of individually determined territories.
Apart, genetic data will be used for kinship analyses, bpth looking at single lek sites and comparing different lek sites.
General biology; Genetics; Nature conservation;
capercaillie; lek site; genetics; Tetrao urogallus;
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