The line transect method for estimating densities of large mammals in a tropical deciduous forest: An evaluation of models and field experiments

@article{Varman2007TheLT,
  title={The line transect method for estimating densities of large mammals in a tropical deciduous forest: An evaluation of models and field experiments},
  author={K Surendra Varman and Raman Sukumar},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={20},
  pages={273-287}
}
We have evaluated techniques of estimating animal density through direct counts using line transects during 1988–92 in the tropical deciduous forests of Mudumalui Sanctuary in southern India for four species of large herbivorous mammals, namely, chital (Axis axis). sambar (Cervus unicolor). Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) and gaur (Bos gaurus) Density estimates derived from the Fourier Series and the Half-Normal models consistently had the lowest coefficient of variation. These two models also… CONTINUE READING
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