Habitat use analysis of Dian’s tarsier (Tarsius dianae) in a mixed-species plantation in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Merker, Stefan and Yustian, Indra (2008) Habitat use analysis of Dian’s tarsier (Tarsius dianae) in a mixed-species plantation in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Primates, 49 (2). pp. 161-164. ISSN 1610-7365

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    Abstract

    To investigate the importance of mixed-species plantations as a potential habitat for small arboreal primates, we radio-tracked six Dian’s tarsiers (Tarsius dianae) in such an area in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, and explored their selectivity for certain vegetation types. The animals strongly favored sporadic dense shrubbery over more open structures, yet they also utilized cash-crop cultivations for hunting insects. This paper documents the first habitat use analysis of tarsiers on agricultural land and exemplifies the vital role of mixed-species plantations in conserving wildlife when nearby forest is logged.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Cocoa, Home range, Primates, Radio tracking, Tarsius dentatus
    Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
    Q Science > QL Zoology
    Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences > Department of Biology
    Depositing User: Dr Indra Yustian
    Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2013 09:12
    Last Modified: 04 Feb 2013 09:12
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/1680

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