Journal article

Population abundance, natural history, and habitat use by the arboreal marsupial Dromiciops gliroides in rural Chiloe Island, Chile

Juan L Celis-Diez, Jennifer Hetz, Paula A Marin-Vial, Gonzalo Fuster, Pablo Necochea, Rodrigo A Vasquez, Fabian M Jaksic, Juan J Armesto

JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2012

University of Melbourne Researchers

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Awarded by Comision Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONICYT)


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Awarded by Iniciativa Cientifica Milenio


Awarded by FONDECYT


Funding Acknowledgements

We are grateful to I. Hannig (Fundo Cisnes, Caulin), who allowed us to work on her property. We thank many people, especially L. Gutierrez, K. Martinez, N. Kovaks, D. Salinas, and A. Charrier for field assistance. Discussions with and comments of M. Lima, R. Pradel, L. Crespin, J. Kenagy, A. Gaxiola, A. Rivera, F. Salinas, R. Jana, M. Bustamante, F. Bozinovic, and 2 anonymous reviewers helped to improve the manuscript. Thanks also are extended to R. Arias and K. Munoz for laboratory support. Comision Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONICYT) Graduate Fellowship AT-24050068 to JLC-D, FONDECYT-FONDAP grant 1501-0001 to CASEB (Potificia Universidad Catolica de Chile) Programs 2 and 3, and grants P05-002 (Iniciativa Cientifica Milenio), PFB-23 (CONICYT) and Fundacion BBVA (BIOCON06/110) to Instituto de Ecologia y Biodiversidad supported fieldwork. ECOS-CONICYT program action C05B02 supported the improvement of demographic analyses at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Montpellier, France. FONDECYT grant 1060186 to RAV provided nest boxes. This is a contribution to the research programs of the Chilean Long Term Socio-Ecological Research Network and Senda Darwin Biological Station, Chiloe, Chile.