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Range-Wide Factors Shaping Space Use and Movements by the Neotropic's Flagship Predator: The Jaguar

34 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2020 Publication Status: Under Review

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Jeffrey J. Thompson

Parque Ecológico Asunción Verde - Asociación Guyra Paraguay and CONACYT

Ronaldo Morato

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação de Mamíferos Carnívoros

Bernardo Niebuhr

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação de Mamíferos Carnívoros

Vanesa Bejarano Alegre

Universidade Estadual Paulista - Laboratório de Ecologia Espacial e Conservação (LEEC)

Julia Oshima

Universidade Estadual Paulista - Laboratório de Ecologia Espacial e Conservação (LEEC)

Alan de Barros

University of São Paulo (USP) - Instituto de Biociências

Agustin Paviolo

National University of Misiones (UNaM) and CONICET - Instituto de Biología Subtropical

J. Antonio de la Torre

Bioconciencia A.C. - Programa Jaguares de la Selva Maya

Fernando Lima

Universidade Estadual Paulista - Laboratório de Ecologia Espacial e Conservação (LEEC)

Roy McBride

Faro Moro Eco Research - Departamento de Boquerón

Rogerio C. Paula

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação de Mamíferos Carnívoros

Laury Cullen, Jr.

IPÊ-Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas

Leandro Silveira

Instituto Onca Pintada

Daniel Kantek

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Estacao Ecológica Taiamã

Emiliano Ramalho

Instituto Pró-Carnívoros

Louise Maranhão

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Estacao Ecológica Taiamã

Mario Haberfeld

Associação Onçafari

Denis Sana

Instituto Pró-Carnívoros

Rodrigo Medellin

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) - Instituto de Ecología

Eduardo Carrillo

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) - Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre

Victor Mantalvo

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) - Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre

Octavio Monroy-Vilchis

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM) - Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Biológicas Aplicadas

Paula Cruz

National University of Misiones (UNaM) and CONICET - Instituto de Biología Subtropical

Anah Jacomo

Instituto Onca Pintada

Giselle Alves

Instituto Onca Pintada

Ivonne Cassaigne

Primero Conservation

Ron Thompson

Primero Conservation

Carolina Saenz-Bolanos

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) - Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre

Juan Carlos Cruz

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Environmental Conservation

Luis D. Alfaro

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) - Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre

Isabel Hagnauer

Fundación Restauración de la Naturaleza - Rescate Animal Zooave

Marina da Silva

Projeto Carnívoros do Iguaçu

Alexandre Vogliotti

Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana (UNILA) - Instituto Latino-Americano de Ciências da Vida e da Natureza

Marcela F. D. Moraes

Projeto Carnívoros do Iguaçu

Selma Miyazaki

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Estacao Ecológica Taiamã

Gediendson Araujo

Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul - Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Leanes Cruz da Silva

Instituto Onças do Rio Negro

Lucas Leuzinger

Instituto Onças do Rio Negro

Marina M. Carvalho

Instituto de Defesa e Preservação dos Felídeos Brasileiros

Lilian Rampim

Associação Onçafari

Leonardo Sartorello

Associação Onçafari

Howard Quigley

Panthera

Fernando Tortato

Panthera

Rafael Hoogesteijn

Panthera

Peter Crawshaw

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação de Mamíferos Carnívoros

Allison Devlin

Panthera

Joares May-Junior

Instituto Pró-Carnívoros

George V. N. Powell

Wildlife Protection Solutions

Mathias Tobler

Institute for Conservation Research - San Diego Zoo Global

Samia Carrillo-Percastegui

Institute for Conservation Research - San Diego Zoo Global

Esteban Payan

Panthera

Fernando Azevedo

Instituto Pró-Carnívoros

Henrique Concone

Instituto Pró-Carnívoros

Veronica Quiroga

Asociación Civil Centro de Investigaciones del Bosque Atlántico

Sebasian Costa

National University of Misiones (UNaM) and CONICET - Instituto de Biología Subtropical

Juan Arrabal

Asociación Civil Centro de Investigaciones del Bosque Atlántico

Ezequiel Vanderhoeven

Asociación Civil Centro de Investigaciones del Bosque Atlántico

Yamil Di Blanco

National University of Misiones (UNaM) and CONICET - Instituto de Biología Subtropical

Alexandre M. C. Lopes

Instituto de Pesquisa e Conservação de Tamanduás do Brasil

Milton Ribeiro

Universidade Estadual Paulista - Laboratório de Ecologia Espacial e Conservação (LEEC)

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Abstract

Large terrestrial carnivores are have undergone some of the largest population and range reductions of any species which is of concern as they have disproportionately large effects on ecosystem dynamics and function. The jaguar is the apex predator throughout the majority of the Neotropics, however, its distribution has been reduced by >50% and throughout the majority of its distribution it survives in increasingly isolated populations. Consequently, the range-wide management of the jaguar (Panthera onca) depends upon maintaining core populations connected through multi-national, transboundary cooperation, which is dependent upon understanding the movement ecology and space use of jaguars throughout their range. Using data from 116 jaguars from 13 ecoregions and seven countries, we examined the landscape-level environmental and anthropogenic factors related to jaguar home range size and movement parameters. Range-wide and at the ecoregional scale home range size decreased with increasing net productivity and increased with increasing road density. Also, range-wide, home range size decreased with increasing forest cover and decreasing human population density. Movement within home ranges was best explained by a different set of environmental covariates. Range-wide predictions of home range size were consistent with expectations based upon available density estimates. Using large-scale collaboration and open source data we overcame typical limitations of small sample sizes and limited geographic distribution of large carnivore data to demonstrate the jaguar as a model organism and in doing so provide a mechanism to evaluate range-wide habitat quality for jaguars and an inferential modeling framework adaptable to the conservation of other large terrestrial carnivores.

Keywords: jaguar, Panthera onca, home range, AKDE, Neotropics, carnivore, Felidae, movement ecology

Suggested Citation

Thompson, Jeffrey J. and Morato, Ronaldo and Niebuhr, Bernardo and Bejarano Alegre, Vanesa and Oshima, Julia and de Barros, Alan and Paviolo, Agustin and de la Torre, J. Antonio and Lima, Fernando and McBride, Roy and Paula, Rogerio C. and Cullen, Jr., Laury and Silveira, Leandro and Kantek, Daniel and Ramalho, Emiliano and Maranhão, Louise and Haberfeld, Mario and Sana, Denis and Medellin, Rodrigo and Carrillo, Eduardo and Mantalvo, Victor and Monroy-Vilchis, Octavio and Cruz, Paula and Jacomo, Anah and Alves, Giselle and Cassaigne, Ivonne and Thompson, Ron and Saenz-Bolanos, Carolina and Cruz, Juan Carlos and Alfaro, Luis D. and Hagnauer, Isabel and da Silva, Marina and Vogliotti, Alexandre and Moraes, Marcela F. D. and Miyazaki, Selma and Araujo, Gediendson and Cruz da Silva, Leanes and Leuzinger, Lucas and Carvalho, Marina M. and Rampim, Lilian and Sartorello, Leonardo and Quigley, Howard and Tortato, Fernando and Hoogesteijn, Rafael and Crawshaw, Peter and Devlin, Allison and May-Junior, Joares and Powell, George V. N. and Tobler, Mathias and Carrillo-Percastegui, Samia and Payan, Esteban and Azevedo, Fernando and Concone, Henrique and Quiroga, Veronica and Costa, Sebasian and Arrabal, Juan and Vanderhoeven, Ezequiel and Di Blanco, Yamil and Lopes, Alexandre M. C. and Ribeiro, Milton, Range-Wide Factors Shaping Space Use and Movements by the Neotropic's Flagship Predator: The Jaguar. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3722274 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3722274
This is a paper under consideration at Cell Press and has not been peer-reviewed.

Jeffrey J. Thompson (Contact Author)

Parque Ecológico Asunción Verde - Asociación Guyra Paraguay and CONACYT ( email )

Paraguay

Ronaldo Morato

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação de Mamíferos Carnívoros ( email )

SC 402, km 01
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina 88052600
Brazil

Bernardo Niebuhr

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação de Mamíferos Carnívoros ( email )

SC 402, km 01
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina 88052600
Brazil

Vanesa Bejarano Alegre

Universidade Estadual Paulista - Laboratório de Ecologia Espacial e Conservação (LEEC) ( email )

Araraquara SP
Brazil

Julia Oshima

Universidade Estadual Paulista - Laboratório de Ecologia Espacial e Conservação (LEEC) ( email )

Araraquara SP
Brazil

Alan De Barros

University of São Paulo (USP) - Instituto de Biociências ( email )

Rua Luciano Gualberto, 315
São Paulo, São Paulo 14800-901
Brazil

Agustin Paviolo

National University of Misiones (UNaM) and CONICET - Instituto de Biología Subtropical ( email )

Posadas
Argentina

J. Antonio De la Torre

Bioconciencia A.C. - Programa Jaguares de la Selva Maya

Fernando Lima

Universidade Estadual Paulista - Laboratório de Ecologia Espacial e Conservação (LEEC)

Araraquara SP
Brazil

Roy McBride

Faro Moro Eco Research - Departamento de Boquerón ( email )

Rogerio C. Paula

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação de Mamíferos Carnívoros

SC 402, km 01
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina 88052600
Brazil

Laury Cullen, Jr.

IPÊ-Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas ( email )

Leandro Silveira

Instituto Onca Pintada

Daniel Kantek

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Estacao Ecológica Taiamã ( email )

SC 402, km 01
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina 88052600
Brazil

Emiliano Ramalho

Instituto Pró-Carnívoros ( email )

Louise Maranhão

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Estacao Ecológica Taiamã ( email )

SC 402, km 01
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina 88052600
Brazil

Mario Haberfeld

Associação Onçafari ( email )

Denis Sana

Instituto Pró-Carnívoros ( email )

Rodrigo Medellin

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) - Instituto de Ecología ( email )

Circuito Mario de la Cueva s/n
Lomas de las Palmas, 52760
Mexico

Eduardo Carrillo

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) - Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre

Heredia, Heredia Province
Costa Rica

Victor Mantalvo

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) - Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre ( email )

Heredia, Heredia Province
Costa Rica

Octavio Monroy-Vilchis

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM) - Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Biológicas Aplicadas ( email )

Literary Institute # 100 Col. Centro
C.P.: 50000
Toluca
Mexico

Paula Cruz

National University of Misiones (UNaM) and CONICET - Instituto de Biología Subtropical

Posadas
Argentina

Anah Jacomo

Instituto Onca Pintada ( email )

Giselle Alves

Instituto Onca Pintada ( email )

Ivonne Cassaigne

Primero Conservation ( email )

Ron Thompson

Primero Conservation

Carolina Saenz-Bolanos

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) - Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre ( email )

Heredia, Heredia Province
Costa Rica

Juan Carlos Cruz

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Environmental Conservation

Department of Operations and Information Managemen
Amherst, MA 01003
United States

Luis D. Alfaro

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) - Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre

Heredia, Heredia Province
Costa Rica

Isabel Hagnauer

Fundación Restauración de la Naturaleza - Rescate Animal Zooave ( email )

Marina Da Silva

Projeto Carnívoros do Iguaçu ( email )

Alexandre Vogliotti

Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana (UNILA) - Instituto Latino-Americano de Ciências da Vida e da Natureza ( email )

Avenue Silvio Américo Sasdelli, 1842
Village A, Commercial Building Lorivo
Foz do Iguaçu, 85867-970
Brazil

Marcela F. D. Moraes

Projeto Carnívoros do Iguaçu

Selma Miyazaki

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Estacao Ecológica Taiamã ( email )

SC 402, km 01
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina 88052600
Brazil

Gediendson Araujo

Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul - Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia ( email )

Brazil

Leanes Cruz da Silva

Instituto Onças do Rio Negro ( email )

Lucas Leuzinger

Instituto Onças do Rio Negro ( email )

Marina M. Carvalho

Instituto de Defesa e Preservação dos Felídeos Brasileiros

Lilian Rampim

Associação Onçafari ( email )

Leonardo Sartorello

Associação Onçafari ( email )

Howard Quigley

Panthera ( email )

Fernando Tortato

Panthera ( email )

Rafael Hoogesteijn

Panthera ( email )

Peter Crawshaw

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade - Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação de Mamíferos Carnívoros ( email )

SC 402, km 01
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina 88052600
Brazil

Allison Devlin

Panthera ( email )

Joares May-Junior

Instituto Pró-Carnívoros ( email )

George V. N. Powell

Wildlife Protection Solutions

Mathias Tobler

Institute for Conservation Research - San Diego Zoo Global ( email )

15600 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027
United States

Samia Carrillo-Percastegui

Institute for Conservation Research - San Diego Zoo Global ( email )

15600 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027
United States

Esteban Payan

Panthera ( email )

Fernando Azevedo

Instituto Pró-Carnívoros ( email )

Henrique Concone

Instituto Pró-Carnívoros ( email )

Veronica Quiroga

Asociación Civil Centro de Investigaciones del Bosque Atlántico ( email )

Sebasian Costa

National University of Misiones (UNaM) and CONICET - Instituto de Biología Subtropical ( email )

Posadas
Argentina

Juan Arrabal

Asociación Civil Centro de Investigaciones del Bosque Atlántico ( email )

Ezequiel Vanderhoeven

Asociación Civil Centro de Investigaciones del Bosque Atlántico ( email )

Yamil Di Blanco

National University of Misiones (UNaM) and CONICET - Instituto de Biología Subtropical ( email )

Posadas
Argentina

Alexandre M. C. Lopes

Instituto de Pesquisa e Conservação de Tamanduás do Brasil

Milton Ribeiro

Universidade Estadual Paulista - Laboratório de Ecologia Espacial e Conservação (LEEC) ( email )

Araraquara SP
Brazil

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