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dc.contributor.authorDias, Filipe
dc.contributor.authorWenceslau, José
dc.contributor.authorMarques, Tiago A.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, David L.
dc.identifier.citationDias , F , Wenceslau , J , Marques , T A & Miller , D L 2019 , ' Density and distribution of western chimpanzees around a bauxite deposit in the Boé Sector, Guinea-Bissau ' , American Journal of Primatology , vol. 81 , no. 9 , e23047 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 260702709
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dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000486463700001
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-2581-1972/work/61978778
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dc.descriptionFunding: partial support by CEAUL (funded by FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal, through the project UID/MAT/00006/2019) (TAM).en
dc.description.abstractThe Boé sector in southeast Guinea‐Bissau harbors a population of western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) that inhabits a mosaic of forest and savanna. The Boé sector contains a substantial bauxite deposit in a region called Ronde Hill, and there are plans for the construction of a mine, which may endanger the chimpanzee population. In 1‐week survey in May 2013, we used the standing crop nest counts method to obtain the number of chimpanzee nests and from that estimate the density and abundance of chimpanzees. We carried out five 1‐km line transects that covered the bauxite deposit and surrounding valleys. We used density surface modeling to analyze habitat preferences, then predicted chimpanzee nest density and distribution based on environmental variables. We found the projected location of the mine partially coincides with an area of high predicted abundances of chimpanzee nests and is surrounded by highly suitable areas for chimpanzees (northeast and southwest). We conclude the mine could have significant direct and indirect effects on this population of chimpanzees whose impacts must be carefully considered and properly mitigated if the mine is built.
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dc.subjectWestern chimpanzeeen
dc.subjectBauxite miningen
dc.subjectDensity surface modellingen
dc.subjectGF Human ecology. Anthropogeographyen
dc.subjectQA Mathematicsen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleDensity and distribution of western chimpanzees around a bauxite deposit in the Boé Sector, Guinea-Bissauen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modellingen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Mathematics and Statisticsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Applied Mathematicsen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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