Ecological correlates of the spatial co‐occurrence of sympatric mammalian carnivores worldwide

Author(s): 

Davis, C. L.
L. N. Rich
Z. J. Farris
M. J. Kelly
M. S. DiBitetti
Y. DiBlanco
S. Albanesi
M. S. Farhadinia
N. Gholikhani
S. Hamel
B. J. Harmsen
C. Wultsch
M. D. Kane
Q. Martins
A. J. Murphy
R. Steenweg
S. Sunarto
A. Taktehrani
K. Thapa
J. M. Tucker
J. Wittington
F. A. Widodo
N. G. Yoccoz
D. A. W. Miller

Publication Date: 

Jan 2018

Type of Document: 

Journal Article

The composition of local mammalian carnivore communities has far‐reaching effects on terrestrial ecosystems worldwide. To better understand how carnivore communities are structured, we analysed camera trap data for 108 087 trap days across 12 countries spanning five continents. We estimate local probabilities of co‐occurrence among 768 species pairs from the order Carnivora and evaluate how shared ecological traits correlate with probabilities of co‐occurrence. Within individual study areas, species pairs co‐occurred more frequently than expected at random.

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Davis, C. L., Rich, L. , Farris, Z. J., Kelly, M. J., Di Bitetti, M. S., Blanco, Y. D., Albanesi, S. , Farhadinia, M. , Gholikhani, N. , Hamel, S. , Harmsen, B. J., Wultsch, C. , Kane, M. D., Martins, Q. , Murphy, A. J., Steenweg, R. , Sunarto, S. , Taktehrani, A. , Thapa, K. , Tucker, J. M., Whittington, J. , Widodo, F. A., Yoccoz, N. G., Miller, D. A. and Davies, J. (2018), Ecological correlates of the spatial co‐occurrence of sympatric mammalian carnivores worldwide. Ecol Lett, 21: 1401-1412. doi:10.1111/ele.13124

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