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The use of hair traps as a complementary method in mammal ecology studies

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Magioli, Marcelo [1] ; Bovo, Alex Augusto Abreu [1] ; Alberici, Vinicius [1] ; Micchi de Barros Ferraz, Katia Maria Paschoaletto [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Forest Sci Dept, Wildlife Ecol Management & Conservat Lab LEMaC, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, Av Padua Dias 11, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: MAMMALIA; v. 83, n. 2, p. 144-149, MAR 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

This study describes the use of hair traps as a complementary method to obtain samples for stable isotope analysis from medium- and large-sized mammals. We sampled three protected areas within the Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Traps formed an enclosure of similar to 16 m(2) composed of two barbed-wire strands at different heights, baited with corn, salt, fruits and cinnamon powder. Samples were identified using hair microstructure. We identified 11 species - four globally and six nationally threatened - of which 63.6% were frugivorous. We found high species richness with a small sampling effort, indicating that hair traps can prove useful for isotopic ecology and other applied ecological studies. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/10192-7 - Trophic ecology of carnivorous mammals of the Atlantic Forest: use of stable isotope and functional diversity for conservation
Grantee:Marcelo Magioli
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/09300-0 - Trophic ecology, functional diversity and occurrence of terrestrial mammals in the Atlantic Forest
Grantee:Katia Maria Paschoaletto Micchi de Barros Ferraz
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/24929-9 - Bird assemblages as indicator of forest quality
Grantee:Alex Augusto de Abreu Bovo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master