Noninvasive genetic analysis for assessing the abundance of duiker species among habitats in the tropical forest of Moukalaba, Gabon

@article{AkomoOkoue2015NoninvasiveGA,
  title={Noninvasive genetic analysis for assessing the abundance of duiker species among habitats in the tropical forest of Moukalaba, Gabon},
  author={Etienne François Akomo-Okoue and Eiji Inoue and Christiane Att{\'e}k{\'e} and Yoshihiro Nakashima and Shun Hongo and Miho Inoue-Murayama and Juichi Yamagiwa},
  journal={Mammal Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={60},
  pages={375-384}
}
We investigated the relative abundance of four duiker species and the environmental effect including human impacts on their abundance in the forest of Moukalaba, Gabon. We counted and collected fresh faeces from duikers in thirteen 2-km line transects established in different types of vegetation. Genetic species identification showed that blue duiker (Philantomba monticola), Ogilby’s duiker (Cephalophus ogilbyi, which might include the sister species Peter’s duiker Cephalophus callipygus), bay… CONTINUE READING
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