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dc.contributor.authorHodges, Cameron Wesleyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Benjamin Michaelen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHill, Jacques Georgeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorStrine, Colin Thomasen_UK
dc.description.abstractAnimal movement can impact human–wildlife conflict by influencing encounter and detection rates. We assess the movement and space use of the highly venomous and medically important Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus) on a suburban university campus. We radio-tracked 14 kraits for an average of 114 days (min: 19, max: 218), during which we located individuals an average of 106 times (min: 21, max: 229) each. Most individuals displayed some level of attraction to buildings (n = 10) and natural areas (n = 12); we identified a similar unambiguous pattern of attraction to buildings and natural areas at the population level (of our sample). Snakes remained in shelter sites for long durations (max: 94 days) and revisited sites on average every 15.45 days. Over 50% of locations were within human settlements and 37.1% were associated with buildings. We found generally seasonal patterns of activity, with higher activity in wet seasons, and lower activity in the hot season. These results show frequent proximity between Malayan kraits and humans at the university; thereby, suggesting a near constant potential for human-wildlife conflict. Despite the fact that no snakebites from this species occurred at the university during our study period, substantial education and awareness training should be considered to ensure continued coexistence on campus.en_UK
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_UK
dc.relationHodges CW, Marshall BM, Hill JG & Strine CT (2022) Malayan kraits (Bungarus candidus) show affinity to anthropogenic structures in a human dominated landscape. Scientific Reports, 12 (1), Art. No.: 7139.
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dc.titleMalayan kraits (Bungarus candidus) show affinity to anthropogenic structures in a human dominated landscapeen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleScientific Reportsen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSuranaree University of Technologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNorthwest Arkansas Community Collegeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSuranaree University of Technologyen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorHodges, Cameron Wesley|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMarshall, Benjamin Michael|0000-0001-9554-0605en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHill, Jacques George|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorStrine, Colin Thomas|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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