Biology Bulletin

, Volume 38, Issue 8, pp 834–847

Application of satellite collars to the study of home range and activity of the Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)

  • V. V. Rozhnov
  • J. A. Hernandez-Blanco
  • V. S. Lukarevskiy
  • S. V. Naidenko
  • P. A. Sorokin
  • M. N. Litvinov
  • A. K. Kotlyar
  • D. S. Pavlov
Article

DOI: 10.1134/S1062359011080073

Cite this article as:
Rozhnov, V.V., Hernandez-Blanco, J.A., Lukarevskiy, V.S. et al. Biol Bull Russ Acad Sci (2011) 38: 834. doi:10.1134/S1062359011080073
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Abstract

The possibility of application of satellite collars to the study of home range and activity of Amur tigers has been analyzed. The possibility of obtaining information about the size and structure of a home range, discerning the home range core areas, seasonal changes in the use of space by tigers, and collecting detailed data on animals’ activity and characteristics of the use of different elements of landscape and terrain has been demonstrated. In contrast to VHF transmitters, satellite collars allow tigers to be tracked even in the cases of very long travels.

Keywords

satellite collarsArgosAmur tigerhome rangedaily activity

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Rozhnov
    • 1
  • J. A. Hernandez-Blanco
    • 1
  • V. S. Lukarevskiy
    • 1
  • S. V. Naidenko
    • 1
  • P. A. Sorokin
    • 1
  • M. N. Litvinov
    • 2
  • A. K. Kotlyar
    • 2
  • D. S. Pavlov
    • 1
  1. 1.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Ussuriisky State Nature Reserve, Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesUssuriiskRussia