• Do Scandinavian brown bears approach settlements to obtain high-quality food? 

      Elfström, Marcus; Davey, Marie Louise; Zedrosser, Andreas; Müller, Martin; De Barba, Marta; Støen, Ole-Gunnar; Miquel, Christian; Taberlet, Pierre; Hackländer, Klaus; Swenson, Jon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Large carnivores that approach human settlements are usually considered a threat to human property and safety. The prevailing paradigm, that such ‘problem’ animals approach settlements in search of food, ignores their ...
    • Does despotic behavior or food search explain the occurrence of problem brown bears in Europe? 

      Elfström, Marcus; Zedrosser, Andreas; Jerina, Klemen; Støen, Ole-Gunnar; Kindberg, Jonas; Budic, Lara; Jonozovic, Marko; Swenson, Jon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Bears foraging near human developments are often presumed to be responding to food shortage, but this explanation ignores social factors, in particular despotism in bears. We analyzed the age distribution and body condition ...
    • Ecological implications from spatial patterns in human-caused brown bear mortality 

      Steyaert, Sam; Zedrosser, Andreas; Elfström, Marcus; Ordiz Fernandez, Andres Avelino; Leclerc, Martin; Frank, Shane C.; Kindberg, Jonas; Støen, Ole-Gunnar; Brunberg, Sven; Swenson, Jon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Humans are important agents of wildlife mortality, and understanding such mortality is paramount for effective population management and conservation. However, the spatial mechanisms behind wildlife mortality are often ...
    • Gut retention time in captive brown bears Ursus arctos 

      Elfström, Marcus; Støen, Ole-Gunnar; Zedrosser, Andreas; Warrington, Ian; Swenson, Jon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Knowing animals’ gut retention time (GRT) for important food items is critical when using non-invasive studies based on faecal remains, e.g. when analysing nutritive quality of food, or relating diet or behaviour to ...
    • Temporal effects of hunting on foraging behavior of an apex predator: Do bears forego foraging when risk is high? 

      Hertel, Anne Gabriela; Zedrosser, Andreas; Mysterud, Atle; Støen, Ole-Gunnar; Steyaert, Sam; Swenson, Jon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Avoiding predators most often entails a food cost. For the Scandinavian brown bear (Ursus arctos), the hunting season coincides with the period of hyperphagia. Hunting mortality risk is not uniformly distributed throughout ...