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Eduardo Von Mühlen

Eduardo Von Mühlen
Instituto Juruá · Conservation Practices Program

PhD in Ecology

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Introduction
I am a Brazilian biologist, with a master's degree in Zoology and a PhD in Ecology. My professional career was developed mainly in the Amazon, involving socioecological research such as participatory conservation, Protected areas, indigenous land, traditional knowledge and use of natural resources. I coordinated the Wildlife Use and Monitoring Program for ten years at Instituto Piagaçu, developing research to evaluate the impact of hunting on wildlife and wellbeing of indigenous people and loca
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May 2005 - present
Instituto Piagaçu
Instituto Piagaçu
Position
  • Researcher
February 2003 - May 2005
Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi - MPEG
Position
  • Master's Student
March 1997 - March 2001

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Publications (18)
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The Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS) model in Brazil provides legal context for monitoring wildlife with the involvement of local populations in gathering data and developing strategies for sustainable use. We present results of one year of self monitoring by hunters in five communities within the RDS-PP, discuss how the observed patterns refl...
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A large number of sustainable use reserves recently have been titled in the Brazilian Amazonia. These reserves require public participation in the design and implementation of management and monitoring programs. Species-monitoring programs that engage local stakeholders may be useful for assessing wildlife status over the long term. We collaborated...
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The persistent high deforestation rate and fragmentation of the Amazon forests are the main threats to their biodiversity. To anticipate and mitigate these threats, it is important to understand and predict how species respond to the rapidly changing landscape. The short-eared dog Atelocynus microtis is the only Amazon-endemic canid and one of the...
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Understanding the distribution and abundance of threatened species is crucial to elaborate effective management plans for wild populations; however, elusive species prove difficult to detect. To support conservation strategies for the Vulnerable Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis), the only freshwater sirenian, we analyzed presence/absence data...
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Trindade Island, Brazil, is a small, remote volcanic island located 1140 km off the coast of southeastern Brazil. The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting aggregation on Trindade is genetically distinct, the largest in the southwest Atlantic, and represents the southern limit of green turtle nesting in the Atlantic. Projeto TAMAR (a Brazilian cons...
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1. Effective estimation of wildlife population abundance is an important component of population monitoring, and ultimately essential for the development of conservation actions. Diurnal line-transect surveys are one of the most applied methods for abundance estimations. Local ecological knowledge (LEK) is empirically acquired through the observati...
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The illegal use of natural resources, manifested in activities like illegal logging, poaching, and illegal wildlife trade, poses a global threat to biodiversity. Addressing them will require an understanding of the magnitude of and factors influencing these activities. However, assessing such behaviors is challenging because of their illegal nature...
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The illegal use of natural resources, manifested in activities like illegal logging, poaching, and illegal wildlife trade, poses a global threat to biodiversity. Addressing them will require an understanding of the magnitude of and factors influencing these activities. However, assessing such behaviors is challenging because of their illegal nature...
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We investigated short-eared dog habitat associations on two spatial scales. First, we used the largest record database ever compiled for short-eared dogs in combination with species distribution models to map species habitat suitability, estimate its distribution range and predict shifts in species distribution in response to predicted deforestatio...
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Peru is strategically located in South America, sharing borders with Ecuador, Bolivia, Co- lombia, Brazil, and Chile, where the Rufford Foundation has supported over 400 projects (Peru 91, Ecuador 46, Bolivia 44, Colombia 89, Brazil 122, and Chile 56). Since many Rufford-supported projects are conservation-driven, we took this opportunity for grant...
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We analyzed the alimentary tract of 66 specimens of Amphisbaena munoai Klappenbach, 1969 from the Serra do Sudeste, state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. Forty specimens (60.6%) had prey items in their gut. The diet consisted mainly of small invertebrate prey, such as termites, insect larvae and ants. The most abundant prey item was termites...
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In this study, the nesting biology of Podocnemis unifilis was investigated from July to November 1998 at the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve, located in the Solimões River, near Tefé, Amazonas, Brazil. Podocnemis unifilis nested in August and September, with the hatching event occurring in October and November. Nests were excavated in the...
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Este trabajo fue realizado de julio a noviembre de 1998, en la Reserva de Desarrollo Sustentable Mamirauá. La reserva está localizada en la parte media del río Solimões, cerca de la ciudad de Tefé, Amazonas, Brasil. El período de desove de Podocnemis unifilis ocurrió en los meses de agosto y septiembre, y la eclosión en octubre y noviembre. Los nid...

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The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of space and determine the occupancy rates of Panthera onca in the mosaic of protected areas of the Lower Purus river, by using the technique of camera trapping, and building predictive models to determine the key factors (landscape, ecological and anthropogenic) that influence the jaguars habitat occupancy patterns in the amazon, at different stages of the water cycle.