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dc.contributor.author McLean, Kevin A.
dc.contributor.author Trainor, Anne M.
dc.contributor.author Asner, Gregory P.
dc.contributor.author Crofoot, Margaret C.
dc.contributor.author Hopkins, Mariah E.
dc.contributor.author Christina J. Campbell
dc.contributor.author Martin, Roberta E.
dc.contributor.author David E. Knapp
dc.contributor.author Jansen, Patrick A.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-07T00:01:45Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-07T00:01:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation McLean, K. A., Trainor, A. M., Asner, G. P., Crofoot, M. C., Hopkins, M. E., Campbell, C. J., ... Jansen, P. A. (2016). Movement patterns of three arboreal primates in a Neotropical moist forest explained by LiDAR-estimated canopy structure. Landscape Ecology, 31(8), 1849-1862. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-016-0367-9 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0921-2973
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/198596 en
dc.description.abstract "Context Many arboreal mammals in Neotropical forests are important seed dispersers that influence the spatial patterns of tree regeneration via their movement patterns, which in turn are determined by the canopy structure of the forest itself. However, the relationship between arboreal mammal movement and canopy structure is poorly understood, due in large part to the complexity of quantifying arboreal habitat structure. Objectives We relate detailed movement trajectories of three sympatric primate species to attributes of canopy structure derived from airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) in order to understand the role of structure in arboreal movement in the tropical moist forest of Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Methods We used high-resolution LiDAR to quantify three-dimensional attributes of the forest canopy of the entire island, high-resolution GPS tracking to map the movement patterns of the monkey species, and step selection functions to relate movement decisions to canopy attributes. Results We found that movement decisions were correlated with canopy height and distance to gaps, which indicate forest maturity and lateral connectivity, in all three species. In the two faster-moving species, step selection was also correlated with the thickness of the crown layer and the density of vegetation within the crown. Conclusions The correlations detected are fully in line with known differences in the locomotor adaptations and movement strategies of the study species, and directly reflect maximization of energetic efficiency and ability to escape from predators. Quantification of step selection in relation to structure thus provides insight into the ways in which arboreal animals use their environment." en_US
dc.format.extent 14 Pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Landscape Ecology en_US
dc.relation.uri doi.org/10.1007/s10980-016-0367-9 en_US
dc.rights copyright Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016 en_US
dc.subject Alouatta palliata en_US
dc.subject Ateles geoffroyi en_US
dc.subject Arboreal habitat en_US
dc.subject Canopy structure en_US
dc.subject Cebus capucinus en_US
dc.subject LiDAR en_US
dc.subject Movement ecology en_US
dc.subject Primate en_US
dc.subject Step selection function en_US
dc.title Movement patterns of three arboreal primates in a Neotropical moist forest explained by LiDAR-estimated canopy structure en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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