The use of remote camera trapping to study cheetahs

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Abstract

Remote camera trapping is an efficient noninvasive technique for monitoring rare and elusive species, such as cheetahs. The unique pelage pattern of cheetahs allows for identification of individuals from photographs, providing detection histories that are naturally suited for abundance estimation using capture–recapture methods. Furthermore, the spatial location of photographic detections allows for the use of spatial capture–recapture models, which provide estimates of density. In this chapter, we describe aspects of cheetah ecology that should be considered when designing camera trapping surveys (e.g., social structure, natural densities, and home range size) to estimate cheetah density and provide guidance for future camera trap sampling and analysis.

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Publication type Book chapter
Title The use of remote camera trapping to study cheetahs
Chapter 29
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-804088-1.00029-0
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Leetown
Description 11 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation
First page 415
Last page 425