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Predicting mountain lion activity using radiocollars equipped with mercury tip-sensors

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Michael W. Janis, Joseph D. Clark, and Craig Johnson, 1999, Predicting mountain lion activity using radiocollars equipped with mercury tip-sensors: Wildlife Society Bulletin, v. 27, iss. 1.

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Radiotelemetry collars with tip-sensors have long been used to monitor wildlife activity. However, comparatively few researchers have tested the reliability of the technique on the species being studied. To evaluate the efficacy of using tip-sensors to assess mountain lion (Puma concolor) activity, we radiocollared 2 hand-reared mountain lions and simultaneously recorded their behavior and the associated telemetry signal characteristics. We noted both the number of pulse-rate changes and the percentage of time the transmitter emitted a fast pulse rate (i.e., head up) within sampling intervals ranging from 1-5 minutes. Based on 27 hours of observations, we were able to correctly distinguish between active and inactive behaviors >93% [...]

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