Sex matters: Modeling male and female habitat differences for jaguar conservation

  title={Sex matters: Modeling male and female habitat differences for jaguar conservation},
  author={D. Conde and F. Colchero and Heliot Zarza and Norman L. Christensen and J. Sexton and C. Manterola and Cuauht{\'e}moc Ch{\'a}vez and A. Rivera and D. Azuara and G. Ceballos},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
  • D. Conde, D. Conde, +8 authors G. Ceballos
  • Published 2010
  • Geography
  • Biological Conservation
  • Competition for mates, cub rearing, and other behaviors differ between males and females in large carnivores. Although these differences can be reflected in patterns of habitat use, gender has rarely been incorporated into habitat models. We evaluated differences in habitat use between male and female jaguars in the Mayan Forest of the Yucatan Peninsula by modeling occupancy as a function of land cover type, distance to roads, and sex. Nested models were fitted to high-spatiotemporal resolution… CONTINUE READING
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