Structure of the medium-sized carnivore’s community in Catalonia (Iberian Peninsula, NE) is organized following the environmental gradients

This report is the result of my Master’s Degree in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management project. The present study started on February 2017 with the Direcció General de Medi Ambient i Biodiversitat, Departament d’Agricultura, Ramadería, Pesca i Alimentació, Generalitat de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, under the supervision of Dr. Jordi Ruiz-Olmo. My Master’s Degree was conducted at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) where this report has been also supervised by Francesc Muñoz-Muñoz

I was provided with the Catalan carnivore monitoring database that I needed for the study. My contribution to this work has been: 1) Conducting fieldwork to obtain the carnivore survey for the year 2017 and expand the database; 2) Conducting fieldwork applying four broad-applied methods for test and compare their efficiency. 3) definition of the objectives and methodology (with supervisors’ advice); 4) analysis and interpretation of results (with supervisors’ advice); 5) writing of the document (with supervisors’ advice). 

The manuscript has been formatted attending to the guidelines provided by European Journal of Wildlife Research. I selected this journal because my work was under the thematic scope of the journal and had an area of application and work scale similar to articles previously published in the journal.

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