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Dynamic multi-species occupancy models of birds of high-altitude grasslands in eastern South Africa

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Supplemental Information

The way observability covariate was calculated

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26932v1/supp-1

R and Bugs code used to fit the model

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26932v1/supp-2

detection-nondetection xls file of birds plot data, only summer data was used

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26932v1/supp-3

Vegetation plot data representing three consecutive bird surveys

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26932v1/supp-4

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

David H Maphisa conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, approved the final draft.

Hanneline Smit_Robinson authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Res Altwegg analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

This study was approved by Ingula Partnership while DHM was employee of Birdlife South Africa. Ingula Partnership was made up of Birdlife South Africa, Middelpunt Wetland Trust and Eskom. DHM got further verbal permission from the neighboring farms to enter their properties for the duration of this study to record birds and vegetation

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Supporting data will be deposited upon Dryad online public repository upon the the acceptance of our manuscript or any other public repository as suggested by the editor

Funding

The first author was supported in the position of BirdLife South Africa Ingula Project Manager with funding by Eskom through The Ingula Partnership. The Mazda Wildlife Fund supported the first author with a vehicle for the duration of the project, while employed by BirdLife South Africa. However, none of the funders above made a decision on study design, data collection or writing of this manuscript. RA was supported by the National Research Foundation of South Africa.


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