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Riparian ecosystem configuration influences mesocarnivores presence in Mediterranean landscapes

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  • Jan, 2016

Santos, M.J., Rosalino, L.M., Matos, H.M. & Santos-Reis, M. (2016) Riparian ecosystem configuration influences mesocarnivores presence in Mediterranean landscapes.

European Journal of Wildlife Research, 62(3), 251-261. DOI:10.1007/s10344-016-0984-2 (IF2016 1,264; Q2 Zoology)
Summary:

Riparian ecosystems are important habitat for carnivores, especially when embedded in agriculture or when found in challenging climates, such as those characteristic of the Mediterranean region. We assessed whether seasonal detection of mesocarnivores in riparian ecosystems was affected by riparian ecosystem configuration in the Mediterranean landscapes of southern Portugal. We selected riparian ecosystem areas that matched one of four configurations: (a) forest control where the riparian ecosystem was embedded in forest, (b) agriculture control where the riparian ecosystem was embedded in agriculture and does not connect to forest patches in either end, (c) short connector where stretches of riparian ecosystem 2 and


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