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dc.contributor.authorNichols, Margareten
dc.contributor.authorGlen, A. S.en
dc.contributor.authorGarvey, P.en
dc.contributor.authorRoss, James G.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-12T04:21:39Z
dc.date.available2016-09-30en
dc.date.issued2017en
dc.identifier.citationNichols, M., Glen, A.S., Garvey, P., & Ross, J. (2017). A comparison of horizontal versus vertical camera placement to detect feral cats and mustelids. New Zealand Ecological Society, 41(1), 145-150. doi:10.20417/nzjecol.41.11en
dc.identifier.issn0110-6465en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/8569
dc.description.abstractInvasive predators are a threat to biodiversity in New Zealand. However, they are often difficult to monitor because of the animals’ cryptic, mobile behaviour and low densities. Camera traps are increasingly being used to monitor wildlife, but until recently have been used mainly for large species. We aimed to determine the optimal camera alignment (horizontal or vertical) for detecting feral cats (Felis catus) and mustelids (Mustela furo, M. erminea and M. nivalis). We deployed 20 pairs of cameras, each pair with one horizontal and one vertical camera. We compared the number of photos of target species, non-target species, and false triggers (i.e. camera triggered with no animal present) between camera orientations. Horizontally oriented cameras captured approximately 1.5 times as many images of the target species compared with vertically oriented cameras, and also detected more non-target animals. Orientation did not have a significant effect on the number of false triggers.en
dc.format.extent145-150en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Ecological Society - https://doi.org/10.20417/nzjecol.41.11en
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.20417/nzjecol.41.11en
dc.rights© New Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.subjectcamera trappingen
dc.subjectferal ferreten
dc.subjectinvasive speciesen
dc.subjectMustella spp.en
dc.subjectstoaten
dc.subjectMustela spp.en
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.titleA comparison of horizontal versus vertical camera placement to detect feral cats and mustelidsen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitPest-Management and Conservationen
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
dc.identifier.doi10.20417/nzjecol.41.11en
dc.subject.anzsrc050103 Invasive Species Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc0602 Ecologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Ecologyen
pubs.issue1en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/ECOL
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume41en
dc.identifier.eissn1177-7788en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-7413-4704


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