Evaluation of Scat Deposition Transects versus Radio Telemetry for Developing a Species Distribution Model for a Rare Desert Carnivore, the Kit Fox

@inproceedings{Dempsey2015EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of Scat Deposition Transects versus Radio Telemetry for Developing a Species Distribution Model for a Rare Desert Carnivore, the Kit Fox},
  author={Steven J. Dempsey and Eric M. Gese and Bryan M. Kluever and Robert C. Lonsinger and Lisette P Waits and J{\'e}sus E. Maldonado},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Development and evaluation of noninvasive methods for monitoring species distribution and abundance is a growing area of ecological research. While noninvasive methods have the advantage of reduced risk of negative factors associated with capture, comparisons to methods using more traditional invasive sampling is lacking. Historically kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis) occupied the desert and semi-arid regions of southwestern North America. Once the most abundant carnivore in the Great Basin Desert of… CONTINUE READING