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The Moore Center for Science at Conservation International is one of the world’s premier conservation research institutes, producing and applying groundbreaking and policy-relevant research to help decision-makers protect nature. To date, Conservation International has published more than 1,100 peer-reviewed articles, many in leading journals including Science, Nature and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

On average, each of our scientific papers is cited more than 45 times by other scholars — a rate exceeding that of any other U.S. conservation organization as well as leading universities.

Here is an archive of our most recent research.

AMAZONIA CAMTRAP: A dataset of mammal, bird, and reptile species recorded with camera traps in the Amazon forest

Ana Carolina Antunes, Anelise Montanarin, Diogo Maia Gräbin, Erison Carlos dos Santos Monteiro, Fernando Ferreira Pinho, Guilherme Costa Alvarenga, Jorge Ahumada, Robert B. Wallace, Emiliano Esterci Ramalho, Adrian Paul Ashton Barnett, Alex Bager, Alexandre Martins Costa Lopes, Alexine Keuroghlian, Aline Giroux, Ana María Herrera, Ana Paula Almeida Correa, Ana Yoko Meiga, Anah Tereza de Almeida Jácomo, Ananda Barros Barban, André Antunes, André Giovanni de Almeida Coelho, André Restel Camilo, André Valle Nunes, Andréa Cristina dos Santos Maroclo Gomes, Antônio Carlos Silva Zanzini, Arlison Bezerra Castro, Arnaud Léonard Jean Desbiez, Axa Figueiredo, Benoit Thoisy, Benoit Gauzens, Brunno Tolentino Oliveira, Camilla Angélica Lima, Carlos Augusto Peres, Carlos César Durigan, Carlos Rodrigo Brocardo, Clarissa Alves Rosa, Claudia Zárate‐Castañeda, Claudio M. Monteza‐Moreno, Cleide Carnicer, Cristiano Trape Trinca, Daiana Jeronimo Polli, Daniel da Silva Ferraz, Daniel F. Lane, Daniel Gomes da Rocha, Daniele Cristina Barcelos, David Auz, Dian Carlos Pinheiro Rosa, Diego Afonso Silva, Divino Vicente Silvério, Donald P. Eaton, Eduardo Nakano‐Oliveira, Eduardo Venticinque, Elildo Carvalho Junior, Eloisa Neves Mendonça, Emerson Monteiro Vieira, Emiliana Isasi‐Catalá, Erich Fischer, Erika Paula Castro, Erison Gomes Oliveira, Fabiano Rodrigues Melo, Fábio Lima Muniz, Fabio Rohe, Fabrício Beggiato Baccaro, Fernanda Michalski, Fernanda Pozzan Paim, Fernanda Santos, Fernando Anaguano, Francesca Belem Lopes Palmeira, Francielly da Silva Reis, Francisca Helena Aguiar‐Silva, Gabriel de Avila Batista, Galo Zapata‐Ríos, German Forero‐Medina, Gilson De Souza Ferreira Neto, Giselle Bastos Alves, Guido Ayala, Gustavo Henrique Prado Pedersoli, Hani R. El Bizri, Helena Alves do Prado, Hugo Borghezan Mozerle, Hugo C. M. Costa, Ivan Junqueira Lima, Jaime Palacios, Jasmine de Resende Assis, Jean P. Boubli, Jean Paul Metzger, Jéssica Vieira Teixeira, João Marcelo Deliberador Miranda, John Polisar, Julia Salvador, Karen Borges‐Almeida, Karl Didier, Karla Dayane de Lima Pereira, Kelly Torralvo, Krisna Gajapersad, Leandro Silveira, Leandro Uceli Maioli, Leonardo Maracahipes‐Santos, Leonor Valenzuela, Letícia Benavalli, Lydia Fletcher, Lucas Navarro Paolucci, Lucas Pereira Zanzini, Luciana Zago da Silva, Luiz Cláudio Ribeiro Rodrigues, Maíra Benchimol, Marcela Alvares Oliveira, Marcela Lima, Marcélia Basto da Silva, Marcelo Augusto Santos Junior, Maria Viscarra, Mario Cohn‐Haft, Mark Ilan Abrahams, Maximiliano Auguto Benedetti, Miriam Marmontel, Myriam R. Hirt, Natália Mundim Tôrres, Orlando Ferreira Cruz Junior, Patricia Alvarez‐Loayza, Patrick Jansen, Paula Ribeiro Prist, Paulo Monteiro Brando, Phamela Bernardes Perônico, Rafael do Nascimento Leite, Rafael Magalhães Rabelo, Rahel Sollmann, Raone Beltrão‐Mendes, Raphael Augusto Foscarini Ferreira, Raphaella Coutinho, Regison da Costa Oliveira, Renata Ilha, Renato Richard Hilário, Ricardo Araújo Prudente Pires, Ricardo Sampaio, Roberto Silva Moreira, Robinson Botero‐Arias, Rodolfo Vasquez Martinez, Rodrigo Affonso de Albuquerque Nóbrega, Rodrigo Ferreira Fadini, Ronaldo G. Morato, Ronaldo Leal Carneiro, Rony Peterson Santos Almeida, Rossano Marchetti Ramos, Roxane Schaub, Rubem Dornas, Rubén Cueva, Samir Rolim, Samuli Laurindo, Santiago Espinosa, Taís Nogueira Fernandes, Tania Margarete Sanaiotti, Thiago Henrique Gomide Alvim, Tiago Teixeira Dornas, Tony Enrique Noriega Piña, Victor Lery Caetano Andrade, Wagner Tadeu Vieira Santiago, William E. Magnusson, Zilca Campos, Milton Cezar Ribeiro

Ecology

May 13, 2022

The Amazon forest has the highest biodiversity on earth. However, information on Amazonian vertebrate diversity is still deficient and scattered across the published, peer-reviewed and grey literature and in unpublished raw data. Camera traps are an effective non-invasive method of surveying vertebrates, applicable to different scales of time and space. In this study, we organized and standardized camera trap records from different Amazon regions to compile the most extensive dataset of inventories of mammal, bird and reptile species ever assembled for the area. The complete dataset comprises 154,123 records of 317 species (185 birds, 119 mammals and 13 reptiles) gathered from surveys from the Amazonian portion of eight countries (Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela). The most frequently recorded species per taxa were: mammals - Cuniculus paca (11,907 records); birds - Pauxi tuberosa (3,713 records); and reptiles - Tupinambis teguixin (716 records). The information detailed in this data paper opens-up opportunities for new ecological studies at different spatial and temporal scales, allowing for a more accurate evaluation of the effects of habitat loss, fragmentation, climate change and other human-mediated defaunation processes in one of the most important and threatened tropical environments in the world. The dataset is not copyright restricted; please cite this data-paper when using its data in publications and we also request that researchers and educators inform us of how they are using this data.

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