• Determinants of lifetime reproduction in female brown bears: early body mass, longevity, and hunting regulations 

      Zedrosser, Andreas; Pelletier, Fanie; Bischof, Richard; Festa-Bianchet, Marco; Swenson, Jon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      In iteroparous mammals, conditions experienced early in life may have long‐lasting effects on lifetime reproductive success. Human‐induced mortality is also an important demographic factor in many populations of large ...
    • Hunting promotes sexual conflict in brown bears 

      Gosselin, Jacinthe; Leclerc, Martin; Zedrosser, Andreas; Steyaert, Sam; Swenson, Jon; Pelletier, Fanie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The removal of individuals through hunting can destabilize social structure, potentially affecting population dynamics. Although previous studies have shown that hunting can indirectly reduce juvenile survival through ...
    • Hunting promotes spatial reorganization and sexually selected infanticide 

      Leclerc, Martin; Frank, Shane C.; Zedrosser, Andreas; Swenson, Jon; Pelletier, Fanie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Harvest can affect the ecology and evolution of wild species. The removal of key individuals, such as matriarchs or dominant males, can disrupt social structure and exacerbate the impact of hunting on population growth. ...
    • Hunting regulation favors slow life histories in a large carnivore 

      Van de Walle, Joanie; Pigeon, Gabriel; Zedrosser, Andreas; Swenson, Jon; Pelletier, Fanie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      As an important extrinsic source of mortality, harvest should select for fast reproduction and accelerated life histories. However, if vulnerability to harvest depends upon female reproductive status, patterns of selectivity ...
    • Sociodemographic factors modulate the spatial response of brown bears to vacancies created by hunting 

      Frank, Shane C.; Leclerc, Martin; Pelletier, Fanie; Rosell, Frank; Swenson, Jon; Bischof, Richard; Kindberg, Jonas; Eiken, Hans Geir; Hagen, Snorre; Zedrosser, Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      1. There is a growing recognition of the importance of indirect effects from hunting on wildlife populations, e.g. social and behavioural changes due to harvest, which occur after the initial offtake. Nonetheless, little ...
    • The relative importance of direct and indirect effects of hunting mortality on the population dynamics of brown bears 

      Gosselin, Jacinthe; Zedrosser, Andreas; Swenson, Jon; Pelletier, Fanie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      There is increasing evidence of indirect effects of hunting on populations. In species with sexually selected infanticide (SSI), hunting may decrease juvenile survival by increasing male turnover. We aimed to evaluate the ...