Characterizing primate home‐ranges in Amazonia : Using ferns and lycophytes as indicators of site quality

Show simple item record Cárdenas, Glenda Jones, Mirkka M. Heymann, Eckhardt Tuomisto, Hanna 2021-08-25T07:31:02Z 2021-08-25T07:31:02Z 2021-05
dc.identifier.citation Cárdenas , G , Jones , M M , Heymann , E & Tuomisto , H 2021 , ' Characterizing primate home‐ranges in Amazonia : Using ferns and lycophytes as indicators of site quality ' , Biotropica , vol. 53 , no. 3 , pp. 930-940 .
dc.identifier.other PURE: 160897010
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 94af1342-5f14-49e0-95af-7e1a4d07b9dd
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000625178800001
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-8157-8730/work/98976925
dc.description.abstract The habitats present in research sites across Amazonia have usually been characterized only very broadly, for example, as inundated or non-inundated (terra firma) forests. However, within each of these categories there is considerable variation in soil properties and floristic composition. This variation is likely to determine habitat quality for animal populations through its effects on primary productivity and food availability, thereby affecting carrying capacity. Therefore, comparison of edaphic properties across sites could provide new insight into which factors affect animal foraging patterns, population densities, and home-range sizes. We provide an example from Estacion Biologica Quebrada Blanco in Peruvian Amazonia, where behavioral studies on primates (especially tamarins) have been conducted for more than three decades but little is known about the edaphic or floristic characteristics of the forest they occupy. We used indicator plant species to estimate and map soil base cation concentration and its variability at Estacion Biologica Quebrada Blanco. We found that soils in the study area are relatively cation-poor in a western Amazonian context, which probably translates into low primary productivity. Some differences in soils among the home-ranges of three tamarin groups were also observed, illustrating the usefulness of the method for detailed habitat mapping. in Spanish is available with online material. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject Estaci&#243
dc.subject Leontocebus nigrifrons
dc.subject Peru
dc.subject back tamarin
dc.subject ecological indicators
dc.subject gica Quebrada Blanco
dc.subject habitat mapping
dc.subject home&#8208
dc.subject n Biol&#243
dc.subject primates
dc.subject range
dc.subject saddle&#8208
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.title Characterizing primate home‐ranges in Amazonia : Using ferns and lycophytes as indicators of site quality en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Institute of Biotechnology
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 0006-3606
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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