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- Zahawi, Rakan A., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Biological conservation 2013 v.167 pp. 9-16
- solar radiation; seeds; monitoring; pastures; seedlings; tropical forests; forest regeneration; habitat fragmentation; Phyllostomidae; temperature; habitats; seed dispersal; Erythrina poeppigiana; Costa Rica
- ... Artificial roosts have been proposed as a tool for augmenting bat populations and catalyzing tropical forest regeneration. In the best case scenario, roosts would attract seed-carrying bats (Family Phyllostomidae) into degraded pastures and form nucleating patches of native vegetation. We tested this scenario by monitoring 48 artificial roosts in pastures and adjacent forest fragments in southern ...
- Zahawi, Rakan A., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Biological conservation 2015 v.186 pp. 287-295
- aboveground biomass; birds; cameras; computer software; computer vision; cost effectiveness; ecological value; forest canopy; forest restoration; frugivores; habitats; landscapes; models; monitoring; natural resources conservation; remote sensing; roughness; tropical forests; unmanned aerial vehicles; Costa Rica
- ... Large areas of tropical lands are being removed from agriculture and restored to address conservation goals. However, monitoring the ecological value of these efforts at the individual land-owner scale is rare, owing largely to issues of cost and accessibility. Traditional field-based measures for assessing forest recovery and habitat quality can be labour intensive and costly. Here we assess whet ...