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dc.contributor.authorSemper-Pascual, Asunción
Bischof, Richard
Milleret, Cyril
Beaudrot, Lydia
Vallejo-Vargas, Andrea F.
Ahumada, Jorge A.
Akampurira, Emmanuel
Bitariho, Robert
Espinosa, Santiago
Jansen, Patrick A.
Kiebou-Opepa, Cisquet
Moreira Lima, Marcela Guimarães
Martin, Emanuel H.
Mugerwa, Badru
Rovero, Francesco
Salvador, Julia
Santos, Fernanda
Uzabaho, Eustrate
Sheil, Douglas
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-04T14:53:25Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-04T14:53:25Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Semper-Pascual, Asunción, Bischof, Richard, Milleret, Cyril, et al.. "Occupancy winners in tropical protected forests: a pantropical analysis." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 289, no. 1978 (2022) The Royal Society: https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.0457.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/112978
dc.description.abstract The structure of forest mammal communities appears surprisingly consistent across the continental tropics, presumably due to convergent evolution in similar environments. Whether such consistency extends to mammal occupancy, despite variation in species characteristics and context, remains unclear. Here we ask whether we can predict occupancy patterns and, if so, whether these relationships are consistent across biogeographic regions. Specifically, we assessed how mammal feeding guild, body mass and ecological specialization relate to occupancy in protected forests across the tropics. We used standardized camera-trap data (1002 camera-trap locations and 2–10 years of data) and a hierarchical Bayesian occupancy model. We found that occupancy varied by regions, and certain species characteristics explained much of this variation. Herbivores consistently had the highest occupancy. However, only in the Neotropics did we detect a significant effect of body mass on occupancy: large mammals had lowest occupancy. Importantly, habitat specialists generally had higher occupancy than generalists, though this was reversed in the Indo-Malayan sites. We conclude that habitat specialization is key for understanding variation in mammal occupancy across regions, and that habitat specialists often benefit more from protected areas, than do generalists. The contrasting examples seen in the Indo-Malayan region probably reflect distinct anthropogenic pressures.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher The Royal Society
dc.rightsPublished by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/,
dc.title Occupancy winners in tropical protected forests: a pantropical analysis
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
dc.contributor.org Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
dc.citation.volumeNumber 289
dc.citation.issueNumber 1978
dc.identifier.digital rspb-2022-0457
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.0457
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.articleNumber 20220457


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