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Concepts and practices: Estimating abundance of prey species using hierarchical model-based approaches

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https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5436-5_8

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Abstract

Tigers predominantly prey on large ungulate species, such as sambar (Cervus unicolor), red deer (Cervus elaphus), gaur (Bos gaurus), banteng (Bos javanicus), chital (Axis axis), muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak), wild pig (Sus scrofa), and bearded pig (Sus barbatus). The density of a tiger population is strongly correlated with the density of such prey species (Karanth et al. 2004). In the absence of direct hunting of tigers, abundance of prey in an area is the key determinant of the “carrying capacity” of that area for tigers (Chap. 2). Accurate estimates of prey abundance are often needed to assess the potential number of tigers a conservation area can support.

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Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Concepts and practices: Estimating abundance of prey species using hierarchical model-based approaches
DOI:
10.1007/978-981-10-5436-5_8
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer
Contributing office(s):
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description:
26 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Title:
Methods for monitoring tiger and prey populations
First page:
137
Last page:
162