Monitoring Biological Corridors in Costa Rica

This ongoing collaborative research is a study of mammal community conservation and population dynamics across a variety of sites in multiple biological corridors of Costa Rica. Thus far, the work has resulted in camera trap data spanning over a decade from the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, particularly the San Juan - La Selva Biological Corridor in northeastern Costa Rica. These surveys include detections of a variety of threatened and endangered species, including: jaguars, tapirs, tayras, ocelots, and pacas. We are using these camera trap data from multiple seasons from sites like La Selva Biological Station to examine the relative roles of rare species, such as tapirs and jaguars, versus common species, such as collared peccaries, in the distribution, abundance, and behavior of a diverse assemblage of other taxa.

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