Conservation Biology of the Gaboon Adder (Bitis gabonica) in South Africa


University of the Witwatersrand

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From 2005-2007, I studied the ecology of Bitis gabonica, a terrestrial forest viperid that occurs in subtropical northeast extremes of South Africa. I monitored ten individuals (six males and four females) using radiotelemetry inside the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal. I used two different home range estimators to analyze space use among individuals; minimum convex polygons (MCPs) and kernel density contours (KDs). MCPs averaged 28.58 ha (42.48 ha for males, 7.72 ha for females) and ninety-five percent kernel density contours (KDs) averaged 28.92 ha (42.65 ha for males, 8.32 for females).

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- Geral

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Diversidade biológica e cultural

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