Movement and dispersal of a habitat specialist in human-dominated landscapes: a case study of the red panda.

Movement and dispersal of a habitat specialist in human-dominated landscapes: a case study of the red panda.

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December 14, 2021 / 5 mins read

Bista, D., Baxter, G. S., Hudson, N. J., Lama, S. T., Weerman, J., & Murray, P. J.

Movement Ecology 9(1), 1-15.

14 December 2021

Habitat specialists living in human-dominated landscapes are likely to be affected by habitat fragmentation and human disturbances more than generalists. But there is a paucity of information on their response to such factors. We examined the effect of these factors on movement patterns of red pandas Ailurus fulgens, a habitat and diet specialist that inhabits the eastern Himalaya.