Favoring recruitment as a conservation strategy to improve the resilience of long-lived reptile populations: insights from a population viability analysis

Chloé Warret Rodrigues, Baptiste Angin & Aurélien Besnard
In long-lived species, although adult survival typically has the highest elasticity, temporal variations in less canalized demographic parameters are the main drivers of population dynamics. Targeting recruitment rates may thus be the most effective strategy to manage these species. We analyzed 1136 capture–recapture histories collected over 9 years in an isolated population of the critically endangered Lesser Antillean iguana, using a robust-design Pradel model to estimate adult survival and recruitment rates. From an adult population...
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