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dc.contributor.authorDillon, A.
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Marcella J.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-21T15:49:41Z
dc.date.available2014-07-21T15:49:41Z
dc.date.issued2007-10
dc.identifier.citationDillon, A.; Kelly, M. J., "Ocelot Leopardus pardalis in Belize: the impact of trap spacing and distance moved on density estimates," Oryx 41(4), 469-477, 2007. DOI: 10.1017/s0030605307000518en
dc.identifier.issn0030-6053
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49646
dc.description.abstractWe used remote cameras to obtain information on an elusive species and to examine the effects of different camera trapping methodologies on abundance estimates. We determined activity pattern, trail use, trap success, and density of ocelot Leopardus pardalis in seven camera-trap surveys across two habitat types in western Belize: tropical broad-leaf rainforest and tropical pine forest. Ocelots in the rainforest were active mostly at night, in particular immediately after sunset, and they travelled on low-use roads (especially in the wet season) and high-use roads (especially in the dry season) more than established and newly cut trails. Trap success was relatively high in the rainforest (2.11-6.20 captures per 100 trap nights) and low in the pine forest (0.13-0.15 captures per 100 trap nights). Camera trapping combined with mark-recapture statistics gave densities of 25.82-25.88 per 100 km(2) in the broad-leaf versus 2.31-3.80 per 100 km(2) in the pine forest. Density estimates increased when animals repeatedly captured at the same camera (zero-distance moved animals) were included in the buffer size analysis. Density estimates were significantly negatively correlated with distance between cameras. We provide information on ocelot population status from an unstudied portion of its range and advise that camera trap methodologies be standardized to permit comparisons across sites.en
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia Tech
dc.description.sponsorshipWildlife Conservation Society
dc.description.sponsorshipPhiladelphia Zoo
dc.description.sponsorshipHidden Valley
dc.description.sponsorshipAcorn Alcinda Foundation (Kennedy Tree Farm)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.subjectactivity patterns
dc.subjectbelize
dc.subjectcamera traps
dc.subjectdensity
dc.subjectleopardus pardalis
dc.subjectmovement
dc.subjectocelot
dc.subjecttiger densities
dc.subjectpanthera-onca
dc.subjectcamera-traps
dc.subjectabundance
dc.subjectecology
dc.subjectforest
dc.subjectindia
dc.subjectbiodiversity conservation
dc.subjectecology
dc.titleOcelot Leopardus pardalis in Belize: the impact of trap spacing and distance moved on density estimatesen
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.identifier.urlhttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=1460108&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0030605307000518
dc.date.accessed2014-07-15
dc.title.serialOryx
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1017/s0030605307000518


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