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dc.contributor.advisorPavelka, Mary S. McDonald
dc.contributor.authorMcGoogan, Keriann Charlotte
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:13:00Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:13:00Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationMcGoogan, K. C. (2005). A census of the howler monkey population in damaged forests on Monkey River, Belize (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/23825en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41791
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 95-105en
dc.descriptionSome pages are in colour.en
dc.description.abstractFive forest transects were surveyed in Monkey River, Belize to document the population parameters of Alouatta pigra. This area experienced extensive habitat damage due to Hurricane Iris in 2001 and a forest fire that occurred in 2003. The population density for the watershed is 12.31 individuals/km2. Group sizes are small, the majority of groups are unimale, age ratios are skewed towards adults, and there is an even sex ratio. A. pigra in the watershed area are probably under dietary stress due to a lack of resources since the hurricane and the fire. The monkeys were most frequently observed inactive, likely due to an increased consumption of low-quality foods: they were rarely seen eating higher quality food items like fruit or flowers. It is clear that conservation action needs to be taken to protect the future of this population.
dc.format.extentvii, 105 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleA census of the howler monkey population in damaged forests on Monkey River, Belize
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/23825
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1594 520492111


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.