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Edge effects are caused by the penetration of abiotic and biotic conditions from the matrix into forest interiors. Although edge effects influence the biogeography of many tropical organisms, they have not been studied directly in primates. Edge effects are particularly relevant to lemurs due to the loss of 80-90% of forests in Madagascar. In this study,(More)
Forest edges are dynamic zones characterized by the penetration (to varying depths and intensities) of conditions from the surrounding environment (matrix) into the forest interior. Although edge effects influence many tropical organisms, they have not been studied directly in primates. Edge effects are particularly relevant to lemurs because of the highly(More)
We investigated how greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major) densities, ambient air temperature, and dendrometrics (tree height and diameter) varied along forest edge-interior gradients in the Vohibola III Classified Forest in SE Madagascar. We also assessed if spatial variations in densities of Cheirogaleus major provide indirect evidence of increased(More)
The Fandriana-Marolambo forest corridor is one of the largest (ca. 250,000 ha) and least explored tracts of unprotected forest in southeast Madagascar. Although published range maps show continuous distributions for many lemurs throughout the region, there are few data on lemur community structure in the corridor. We aimed to determine lemur community(More)
Decken's sifaka (Propithecus deckeni deckeni) is found between the Mahavavy and Manambolo Rivers, in western Madagascar. Twenty-one polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated from genomic DNA derived from a P. d. deckeni, from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. Population genetic parameters were estimated on 10 individuals each, sampled from(More)
Diademed sifaka (Propithecus diadema) distributed throughout Madagascar’s eastern rain forests from the Mangoro and Onive Rivers north to the Mananara River. Twenty-one polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated from genomic DNA derived from a P. diadema, from Mantadia National Park. Population genetic parameters were estimated on 10 individuals(More)
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