Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree Completion

2002

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Resource Management

Committee Chair

Dr. Agustin Fuentes

Second Committee Member

Dr. Allen Sullivan

Third Committee Member

Dr. Morris Uebelacker

Abstract

The relationship between Balinese long-tailed macaques, Bali's cultural settings, and Bali's physical settings was studied. A Geographical Information System (GIS) database was developed and analyzed to determine if forest corridors exist on Bali that may provide habitat connectivity between 42 Balinese long-tailed macaque troops. The GIS database was also analyzed to determine if the landscape type that has the highest percentage of overlap with the 42 Balinese long-tailed macaque home range sites is forest. The results indicate that connectivity between troops located within Bali's western region is significantly higher than that for troops located in Bali's eastern region. The results also indicate that a high percentage of the Balinese long-tailed macaque home range sites overlap with forest. Implications for the future conservation of Balinese long-tailed macaques and the significance of Balinese long-tailed macaques for the development of global biodiversity management strategies are discussed.

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