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Movement syndromes of a Neotropical frugivorous bat inhabiting heterogeneous landscapes in Brazil

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Kerches-Rogeri, Patricia [1] ; Ramos, Danielle Leal [1] ; Siren, Jukka [2, 3] ; Teles, Beatriz de Oliveira [1] ; Cruz Alves, Rafael Souza [1] ; Priante, Camila Fatima [1] ; Ribeiro, Milton Cezar [1] ; Araujo, Marcio Silva [1] ; Ovaskainen, Otso [4, 2]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Dept Biodiversidade, Ave 24 A, 1515, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Helsinki, Fac Biol & Environm Sci, POB 65, Viikinkaari 1, Helsinki 00014 - Finland
[3] Aalto Univ, Dept Comp Sci, Espoo - Finland
[4] Norwegian Univ Sci & Technol, Ctr Biodivers Dynam, Dept Biol, N-7491 Trondheim - Norway
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: MOVEMENT ECOLOGY; v. 9, n. 1 JUL 7 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Background There is growing evidence that individuals within populations can vary in both habitat use and movement behavior, but it is still not clear how these two relate to each other. The aim of this study was to test if and how individual bats in a Stunira lilium population differ in their movement activity and preferences for landscape features in a correlated manner. Methods We collected data on movements of 27 individuals using radio telemetry. We fitted a heterogeneous-space diffusion model to the movement data in order to evaluate signals of movement variation among individuals. Results S. lilium individuals generally preferred open habitat with Solanum fruits, regularly switched between forest and open areas, and showed high site fidelity. Movement variation among individuals could be summarized in four movement syndromes: (1) average individuals, (2) forest specialists, (3) explorers which prefer Piper, and (4) open area specialists which prefer Solanum and Cecropia. Conclusions Individual preferences for landscape features plus food resource and movement activity were correlated, resulting in different movement syndromes. Individual variation in preferences for landscape elements and food resources highlight the importance of incorporating explicitly the interaction between landscape structure and individual heterogeneity in descriptions of animal movement. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/14939-5 - Individual specialization in the use of space and movement by the frugivorous bat Sturnira lilium
Grantee:Patrícia Kerches Rogeri
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/50421-2 - New sampling methods and statistical tools for biodiversity research: integrating animal movement ecology with population and community ecology
Grantee:Milton Cezar Ribeiro
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/24219-4 - Individual specialization in the use of space and diet by the frugivorous bat Sturnira lilium
Grantee:Patrícia Kerches Rogeri
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate