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Anthropogenic influences on primate antipredator behavior and implications for research and conservation

LaBarge, L. R.; Hill, R. A.; Berman, C. M.; Margulis, S. W.; Allan, A. T. L.

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Authors

L. R. LaBarge

C. M. Berman

S. W. Margulis

Andy Allan andrew.allan@durham.ac.uk
Assistant Professor Leverhulme Early Career Fellow



Abstract

Predation risk affects prey species' behavior, even in the absence of a direct threat, but human‐induced environmental change may disturb ecologically significant predator–prey interactions. Here, we propose various ways in which knowledge of antipredator tactics, behavioral risk effects, and primate–predator interactions could assist in identifying human‐caused disruption to natural systems. Using behavior to evaluate primate responses to the ongoing environmental change should be a potentially effective way to make species conservation more predictive by identifying issues before a more dramatic population declines. A key challenge here is that studies of predation on primates often use data collected via direct observations of habituated animals and human presence can deter carnivores and influence subjects' perception of risk. Hence, we also review various indirect data collection methods to evaluate their effectiveness in identifying where environmental change threatens wild species, while also minimizing observer bias.

Citation

LaBarge, L. R., Hill, R. A., Berman, C. M., Margulis, S. W., & Allan, A. T. L. (2020). Anthropogenic influences on primate antipredator behavior and implications for research and conservation. American Journal of Primatology, 82(2), Article e23087. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.23087

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 6, 2019
Online Publication Date Jan 1, 2020
Publication Date Feb 28, 2020
Deposit Date Dec 10, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jan 1, 2021
Journal American Journal of Primatology
Print ISSN 0275-2565
Electronic ISSN 1098-2345
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 82
Issue 2
Article Number e23087
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.23087
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1281356

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This is the accepted version of the following article: LaBarge, L.R., Hill, R.A., Berman, C.M., Margulis, S.W. & Allan, A.T.L. (2020). Anthropogenic influences on primate antipredator behavior and implications for research and conservation. American Journal of Primatology 82(2): e23087, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.23087. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.







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