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Effects of severe winters and fox predation on roe deer mortality

This is a study of the mutual impact of roe deer, Capreolus capreolus (Linnaeus, 1758) and red foxes, Vulpes vulpes (Linnaeus, 1758) ; deer mortality and food supply needed for fox reproduction. Density of roe deer was reported via questionnaires to increase during the study except an interruption after the severe winter 1976/77. The interruption was more pronounced in a northern forested area wit…