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2021-09-22Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3390/d13100456
Assessing Distribution Patterns and the Relative Abundance of Reintroduced Large Herbivores in the Limpopo National Park, Mozambique
dc.contributor.authorRoque, Dionísio Virgílio
dc.contributor.authorGöttert, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorMacandza, Valério António
dc.contributor.authorZeller, Ulrich
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-14T08:49:27Z
dc.date.available2021-10-14T08:49:27Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-22none
dc.date.updated2021-10-01T22:14:50Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/24194
dc.description.abstractThis study is the first systematic assessment of large herbivore (LH) communities in Limpopo National Park (LNP) in Mozambique, an area where most LH species were extinct until the early 2000s. We investigate whether LH community parameters are linked with the availability of habitat types or the distance between sampling sites and the origin of LH resettlement. We placed camera traps in five habitat types in resettled and not-resettled areas to compare species richness, relative abundance index, grazers–browsers–mixed feeder and naïve occupancy of 15 LH species. While the richness decreased along the distance gradient of LH resettlement, relative abundance index strongly responded to habitat features. The grazer–browser–mixed feeder ratio oscillated, while from resettled to not-resettled areas, the ratio increased. Most species show a wide distribution range. The associations of most LH community parameters with habitat types rather than distance to initial release, together with the species-specific and guild-specific response patterns of LH, suggest LNP to already be in an intermediate stage of restoration. Our results highlight the importance of post-release monitoring of reintroduced wildlife as a tool to assess the success of ecological restoration initiatives in transboundary conservation areas.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectcamera trapeng
dc.subjectcolonizationeng
dc.subjectdistribution patternseng
dc.subjectrelative abundanceeng
dc.subjectecological parameterseng
dc.subjecthabitat typeseng
dc.subjectlarge herbivores reintroductioneng
dc.subjectLimpopo National Parkeng
dc.subjectOld Sanctuaryeng
dc.subject.ddc570 Biologienone
dc.titleAssessing Distribution Patterns and the Relative Abundance of Reintroduced Large Herbivores in the Limpopo National Park, Mozambiquenone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/24194-6
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/d13100456none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/23536
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
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local.edoc.pages20none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
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local.edoc.container-volume13none
local.edoc.container-issue10none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber456none
dc.identifier.eissn1424-2818
local.edoc.affiliationRoque, Dionísio Virgílio; 1Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo P.O. Box 257, Mozambique; vmacandza@uem.mznone
local.edoc.affiliationGöttert, Thomas; 2Research Center [Sustainability–Transformation–Transfer], Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Schicklerstr. 5, 16225 Eberswalde, Germany; Thomas.Goettert@hnee.denone
local.edoc.affiliationMacandza, Valério António; 1Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo P.O. Box 257, Mozambique; vmacandza@uem.mznone
local.edoc.affiliationZeller, Ulrich; 3Systematic Zoology Division, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany; ulrich.zeller@agrar.hu-berlin.denone

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