Data from: Biological traits, rather than environment, shape detection curves of large vertebrates in neotropical rainforests

Thomas Denis, Cécile Richard-Hansen, Olivier Brunaux, Marie-Pierre Etienne, Stéphane Guitet & Bruno Hérault
Line transect surveys are widely used in neotropical rainforests to estimate the population abundance of medium- and large-sized vertebrates. The use of indices such as Encounter Rate has been criticized because the probability of animal detection may fluctuate due to the heterogeneity of environmental conditions among sites. In addition, the morphological and behavioral characteristics (biological traits) of species affect their detectability. In this study, we compared the extent to which environmental conditions and species’ biological...

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  • University of French Guiana
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  • French National Institute for Agricultural Research
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  • National Forests Office
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  • AgroParisTech
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  • University of the French West Indies and Guiana
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