Advancements in understanding species-habitat relationships in view of the effect of anthropogenic disturbances and seasonal changes on the native wildlife.
Species habitat relationships are an intrinsic part of a species ecology. Especially in a tropical country where there are drastic changes in season and growing anthropogenic pressure, the effect of which on wildlife is still being explored. Particularly when it comes to studying the unmarked species in wild, then the scope for understanding their relationship to the habitat becomes limited. This is because of less exploration of the methods and tools to sample these unmarked species. This workshop will be aiming to provide insights on understanding species-habitat relationships based on the effects of anthropogenic disturbances on carnivores.
With the rapidly changing habitat conditions due to anthropogenic disturbances, the distribution and adaptation of the native wild animals is also changing. Mesocarnivores in this case are the best model species to understand the extent of disturbances as they are sensitive to small scale changes. Also mesocarnivores being more elusive have been least studied and explored. In this session, mesocarnivores' relationship patterns to habitat will be explored using field methods like camera trapping and robust analytical methods like GLMM, GAM with some insights to N-mixture modeling for abundance.
A sneak peek for understanding species-habitat relationship in unmarked animals
3rd July 2023. 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (10)