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dc.contributor.authorMichalski, Fernanda
dc.contributor.authorNorris, Darren [UNESP]
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-30T19:33:54Z
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-20T13:57:23Z
dc.date.available2013-09-30T19:33:54Z
dc.date.available2014-05-20T13:57:23Z
dc.date.issued2011-12-01
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-46702011000600002
dc.identifier.citationZoologia (Curitiba). Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia, v. 28, n. 6, p. 701-708, 2011.
dc.identifier.issn1984-4670
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/20473
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding what influences the activity of organisms is important for both ecological understanding and species conservation. Using data from 2,707 camera trap days distributed across 24 forest sites, we present quantitative analyses of the activity pattern of Cuniculus paca (Linnaeus, 1766) in southern Amazonia. We compared the activity pattern of this species across four designated subsets of the 24-hours diel cycle (dawn, dusk, day and night). Using linear regression models we tested the influence of season, temperature and rainfall on the activity patterns of C. paca (paca). We also evaluated the nocturnal photos of paca (N = 111) as a function of the degree of lunar illumination in order to test the prediction that pacas minimize their activity during moon phase when illumination is brighter. Pacas were not recorded during the day but were active at dawn, dusk and night time. We found differences in the influence of the abiotic variables on the nocturnal activity of pacas in the study area. There was no significant difference between the observed (expressed as the frequency of total counts of independent photos over the five classes of lunar illumination) and the expected activity of pacas, based on the frequency of days in the lunar cycle with different classes of lunar illumination, whereas lunar illumination had a weak negative influence on the timing of paca activity (i.e. pacas were active closer to sunset with increasing lunar illumination). However, the timing of nocturnal activity in pacas was not influenced by season, temperature or rainfall. Our findings highlight the ecological plasticity of this Neotropical rodent which has a key function in the maintenance of Neotropical forests.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
dc.format.extent701-708
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSociedade Brasileira de Zoologia
dc.relation.ispartofZoologia (Curitiba)
dc.sourceSciELO
dc.subjectBehavioral flexibilityen
dc.subjectcamera trappingen
dc.subjectlunar phobiaen
dc.subjectmoon phaseen
dc.subjecttemporal activityen
dc.titleActivity pattern of Cuniculus paca (Rodentia: Cuniculidae) in relation to lunar illumination and other abiotic variables in the southern Brazilian Amazonen
dc.typeArtigo
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal do Amapá (UNIFAP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal do Amapá Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biodiversidade Tropical Laboratório de Ecologia e Conservação de Vertebrados
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Estadual Paulista Departamento de Ecologia
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniversidade Estadual Paulista Departamento de Ecologia
dc.identifier.doi10.1590/S1984-46702011000600002
dc.identifier.scieloS1984-46702011000600002
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000299068000002
dc.rights.accessRightsAcesso aberto
dc.description.sponsorshipIdFAPESP: 07/01252-2
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unesp.author.orcid0000-0002-8074-9964[1]
unesp.author.orcid0000-0003-0015-8214[2]
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