Fine-scale habitat heterogeneity influences browsing damage by elephant and giraffe
Cite this dataset
Kimuyu, Duncan; Kenfack, David; Musili, Paul; Ang'ila, Robert (2020). Fine-scale habitat heterogeneity influences browsing damage by elephant and giraffe [Dataset]. Dryad. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.bzkh1896c
Camera trap data was collected over a period of one year. Frequency of detection reffers to the number of indepedent photographic events. Working days reffers to the number of days that individual camera traps are known to have been working (there are occasions when come camera traps would fail). Presence is culculated by dividing the frequency of detection with the number of workiking days. This dataset is used to generate figure 4 and figure 6.
The browsing data is obtained by indepedently scoring elephant and giraffe browsing damage in both wet and dry season. The scores are based on the proportion of canopy removed by the two browsers. This dataset is used to generate figure 5 and 6.
For some trees, we could not reliably estimate giraffe browsing damage because a greater proportion of the canopy had been removed by elephants. These trees have missing values for giraffe damage.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
International Foundation for Science, Award: D/5455-2