The effect of natural and human-induced habitat conditions on number of roe deer: case study of Vojvodina, Serbia

  • Vladimir Marković Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Djordjije A. Vasliljević Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Tamara Jovanović Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Tin Lukić Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Miroslav D. Vujičić Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Milutin Kovačević Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Zoran A. Ristić Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Slobodan B. Marković Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Branko Ristanović Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Dušan Sakulski Department of Environmental Engineering and Occupational Safety and Health Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad Trg Dositeja Obradovića 6, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia Disaster Management Training and Education Centre (DiMTEC) University of the Free State 205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Keywords: geography, environmental protection, roe deer number, habitat, hunting, regression model, GIS, Vojvodina, Serbia

Abstract

Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus L.) have greatly expanded in both distribution and abundance

during the last few decades, and are the most abundant cervids in Europe today. The aim of this paper is to determine the factors that have the most considerable impact on roe deer numbers in the Vojvodina region (North Serbia). Environmental (area in ha, total area of forest and total area of meadows and pastures in hunting ground) and anthropogenic (number of registered hunters, number of hunting sections, number of gamekeepers and roads in km on 1,000 ha) factors had been shown to influence the number of roe deer in Vojvodina region. A multiple regression analysis was carried out as the main statistical approach. The mapping of certain parameters was done using ArcGIS 9.2 software in order to establish the relation between the roe deer population and the different environmental and anthropogenic conditions. The results signify that the roe deer number dependency in the Vojvodina region is a very complex and multi-factorial phenomenon, strongly influenced by human induced modifications.

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2017-01-01
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Marković V, Vasliljević DA, Jovanović T, Lukić T, Vujičić MD, Kovačević M, Ristić ZA, Marković SB, Ristanović B, Sakulski D. The effect of natural and human-induced habitat conditions on number of roe deer: case study of Vojvodina, Serbia. AGS [Internet]. 2017Jan.1 [cited 2022Jan.25];57(2):57–69. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/ags/article/view/903