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Vertebrate Camera Trapping Protocols


Terrestrial mammals are monitored following the terrestrial vertebrate monitoring protocol implemented by the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM Network, 2011; see also This protocol uses digital camera traps (60-90 camera traps points) at a density of 1 camera every 2 km. to monitor the status of species and changes in the community. Photographs are processed with an application called DeskTEAM (Fegraus et al., 2011). The data product is used to build annual occupancy and spatial occurrence models through sites.

The online TEAM protocol is available here

The 2016 ForestGEO Protocol for Camera Trapping is available here