Survival of pronghorn fawns on the Carrizo Plain National Monument: relationships between predation, birth synchrony, and habitat
Kathleen Longshore, Ph.D
What are the potential causes of the Carrizo Plain pronghorn antelope population decline as related to habitat quality, including fawn bedding conditions?
We conducted a habitat suitability analysis in the Carrizo Plain National Monument based on known habitat requirements of pronghorn antelope. We also determined environmental correlates of pronghorn antelope fawn bed sites within the National Monument. Lastly, through fecal analysis we determined food habits and nutritional quality of pronghorn antelope diets in the Carrizo Plain National Monument.