June 17, 2015, by Suzanne McGowan

New publication on clouded leopards from our MRes student Laurie Hedges

Congratulations to Laurie Hedges who recently completed his MRes on clouded leopards at UNMC and has just published a paper in the Journal of Wildlife Management. The paper investigates the use of infrared camera traps to reveal the markings on the cats, which are invisible to the naked eye. The markings are used to identify individuals and so assist in population estimates.

Hedges, Laurie, Wai Yee Lam, Ahimsa Campos‐Arceiz, D. Mark Rayan, William F. Laurance, Chris J. Latham, Salman Saaban, and Gopalasamy Reuben Clements.  2015. Melanistic leopards reveal their spots: Infrared camera traps provide a population density estimate of leopards in Malaysia. The Journal of Wildlife Management  doi 10.1002/jwmg.901

 

 

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