In our new paper just published in Ursus we documented two species of black bears caching food, including the first documentation of caching by Asiatic black bears. We also performed a literature review and found caching was most frequent in brown bears and most often occurred with large prey. Caching likely protects large carcasses from spoiling, allowing bears to consume more of the food.
We’re excited to see Alex’s first chapter published in Ecosphere!
We used a rigorous experimental design to determine how the use of different lures affects the detection of different species when surveying the carnivore guild.