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Peter Leimgruber

Center Head / Conservation Ecology Center

Research Focus

Peter Leimgruber's research focuses on the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and satellite tracking techniques to the conservation and management of endangered charismatic fauna.

Most Recent Publications

Reynolds, Jason, Wesson, Kathryn, Desbiez, Arnaud, Ochoa-Quintero, Jose and Leimgruber, Peter. Using Remote Sensing and Random Forest to Assess the Conservation Status of Critical Cerrado Habitats in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, Land, 5 (2) 12. 2016.

Jenks, Kate E., Aikens, Ellen O., Songsasen, Nucharin, Calabrese, Justin, Fleming, Chris, Bhumpakphan, Naris, Wanghongsa, Sawai, Kanchanasaka, Budsabong, Songer, Melissa and Leimgruber, Peter. Comparative movement analysis for a sympatric dhole and golden jackal in a human-dominated landscape, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 63 546-554. 2015.

Fleming, Chris H., Fagan, William F., Mueller, Thomas, Olson, Kirk A., Leimgruber, Peter and Calabrese, Justin M. Estimating where and how animals travel: An optimal framework for path reconstruction from autocorrelated tracking data, Ecology, 97 (3) 576-582. 2016.

Zhang, Yongjun, Cao, Qing S., Rubenstein, Daniel I., Zang, Sen, Songer, Melissa, Leimgruber, Peter, Chu, Hongjun, Cao, Jie, Li, Kai and Hu, Defu. Water Use Patterns of Sympatric Przewalski's Horse and Khulan: Interspecific Comparison Reveals Niche Differences, PloS One, 10 (7) 1-17. 2015.

Fleming, C. H., Fagan, W. F., Mueller, T., Olson, Kirk A., Leimgruber, Peter and Calabrese, Justin M. Rigorous home range estimation with movement data: a new autocorrelated kernel density estimator, Ecology, 96 (5) 1182-1188. 2015.

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