Martes pennanti LaPoint New York

dc.contributor.authorLaPoint, Scott
dc.contributor.authorGallery, Paul
dc.contributor.authorWikelski, Martin
dc.contributor.authorKays, Roland
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-02T09:06:13Z
dc.date.available2013-07-02T09:06:13Z
dc.date.issued2013-07-02
dc.description.abstractCorridors are popular conservation tools because they are thought to allow animals to safely move between habitat fragments, thereby maintaining landscape connectivity. Nonetheless, few studies show that mammals actually use corridors as predicted. Further, the assumptions underlying corridor models are rarely validated with field data. We categorized corridor use as a behavior, to identify animal-defined corridors, using movement data from fishers (Martes pennanti) tracked near Albany, New York, USA. We then used least-cost path analysis and circuit theory to predict fisher corridors and validated the performance of all three corridor models with data from camera traps. Six of eight fishers tracked used corridors to connect the forest patches that constitute their home ranges, however the locations of these corridors were not well predicted by the two cost-based models, which together identified only 5 of the 23 used corridors. Further, camera trap data suggest the cost-based corridor models performed poorly, often detecting fewer fishers and mammals than nearby habitat cores, whereas camera traps within animal-defined corridors recorded more passes made by fishers, carnivores, and all other non-target mammal groups. Our results suggest that (1) fishers use corridors to connect disjunct habitat fragments, (2) animal movement data can be used to identify corridors at local scales, (3) camera traps are useful tools for testing corridor model predictions, and (4) that corridor models can be improved by incorporating animal behavior data. Given the conservation importance and monetary costs of corridors, improving and validating corridor model predictions is vital.
dc.identifier.doidoi:10.5441/001/1.2tp2j43g/2
dc.identifier.urihttps://datarepository.movebank.org/handle/10255/move.330
dc.relation.ispartofdoi:10.5441/001/1.2tp2j43g
dc.relation.isreferencedbydoi:10.1007/s10980-013-9910-0
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dc.subjectanimal movement
dc.subjectcarnivore
dc.subjectfisher
dc.subjectMartes pennanti
dc.subjectanimal ecology
dc.subjectanimal tracking
dc.subjectNew York
dc.titleMartes pennanti LaPoint New York
dc.typeDataset*
dspace.entity.typeData package
dwc.ScientificNameMartes pennanti
mdr.citation.BibTex
@misc{001/1_2tp2j43g/2,
  title = {Martes pennanti LaPoint New York},
  author = {LaPoint, S and Gallery, P and Wikelski, M and Kays, R},
  URL = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5441/001/1.2tp2j43g/2},
  doi = {doi:10.5441/001/1.2tp2j43g/2},
  publisher = {Movebank data repository}
}
mdr.citation.CSE
LaPoint S, Gallery P, Wikelski M, Kays R. Martes pennanti LaPoint New York. Movebank Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.5441/001/1.2tp2j43g/2
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