Psychology, Department of


Carrion Availability in Space and Time

Marcos Moleón, Universidad Miguel Hernández & Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC) & University of Granada
Nuria Selva, Polish Academy of Sciences
Maria Martina Quaggiotto, University of Glasgow
David M. Bailey, University of Glasgow
Ainara Cortés-Avizanda, Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC)
Travis L. DeVault, USDA National Wildlife Research Center

Document Type Article

P. P. Olea et al. (eds.), Carrion Ecology and Management, Wildlife Research Monographs 2,



Introduction 24

Causes of Carrion Production 24

Estimates of Carrion Production 25

Overall 25

Per Mortality Cause 27

Carrion Production in Relation to Species and Individuals 28

Factors Modulating Carrion Availability and Quality 29

Spatial Variation in Carrion Availability 31

Terrestrial Ecosystems 32

Aquatic Ecosystems 33

Temporal Variation in Carrion Availability 34

Terrestrial Ecosystems 34

Aquatic Ecosystems 35

Carrion Exchange at the Terrestrial-Aquatic Interface 35

Conclusions and Future Perspectives 37

References 38