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21 December 2018 The influence of the delay-period setting on camera-trap data storage, wildlife detections and occupancy models
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Context. The use of camera traps in ecological research has grown exponentially over the past decade, but questions remain about the effect of camera-trap settings on ecological inference. The delay-period setting controls the amount of time that a camera trap is idle between motion-activated triggers. Longer delay periods may potentially extend battery life, reduce data-storage requirements, and shorten data-analysis time. However, they might result in lost data (i.e. missed wildlife detections), which could bias ecological inference and compromise research objectives.

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Clara C. Lepard, Remington J. Moll, Jonathon D. Cepek, Patrick D. Lorch, Patricia M. Dennis, Terry Robison, and Robert A. Montgomery "The influence of the delay-period setting on camera-trap data storage, wildlife detections and occupancy models," Wildlife Research 46(1), 37-53, (21 December 2018). https://doi.org/10.1071/WR17181
Received: 14 December 2017; Accepted: 15 October 2018; Published: 21 December 2018
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