Local and continental correlates of the abundance of a neotropical cat, the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)

  title={Local and continental correlates of the abundance of a neotropical cat, the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)},
  author={Mario S. di Bitetti and Agustin Paviolo and Carlos Daniel de Angelo and Yamil Edgardo Di Blanco},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  pages={189 - 200}
Abstract: As top predators, wild cats play a key ecological role in tropical forests, but little is known about the factors that regulate their abundance. This study looked for correlates of ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) abundance at two spatial scales. First, camera-trap surveys conducted in the Atlantic Forest of Misiones, Argentina, were used to test the hypothesis that selective logging and poaching affect the local abundance of this cat. Second, published density estimates (N = 21) were used… 
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