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Non-Lévy Mobility Patterns of Mexican Me’Phaa Peasants Searching for Fuel Wood

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dc.contributor.author Souza, Og de
dc.contributor.author Miramontes, Octavio
dc.contributor.author Hernández, Diego
dc.contributor.author Ceccon, Eliane
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T15:55:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T15:55:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04
dc.identifier.issn 1572-9915
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-012-9465-8
dc.identifier.uri http://www.locus.ufv.br/handle/123456789/23363
dc.description.abstract We measured mobility patterns that describe walking trajectories of individual Me’Phaa peasants searching for and collecting fuel wood in the forests of “La Montaña de Guerrero” in Mexico. These 1-day excursions typically follow a mixed pattern of nearly-constant steps when individuals displace from their homes towards potential collecting sites and a mixed pattern of steps of different lengths when actually searching for fallen wood in the forest. Displacements in the searching phase seem not to be compatible with Lévy flights described by power-laws with optimal scaling exponents. These findings, however, can be interpreted in the light of deterministic searching on heavily degraded landscapes where the interaction of the individuals with their fuel wood-scarce environment produces alternative searching strategies than the expected Lévy flights. These results have important implications for future management and restoration of degraded forests and the improvement of the ecological services they may provide to their inhabitants. en
dc.format pdf pt-BR
dc.language.iso eng pt-BR
dc.publisher Human Ecology pt-BR
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 40, Issue 2, Pages 167–174, April 2012 pt-BR
dc.rights Springer Science+Business Media, LLC pt-BR
dc.subject Lévy flights pt-BR
dc.subject Human mobility pt-BR
dc.subject Deterministic walks pt-BR
dc.subject Me’Phaa pt-BR
dc.subject Fuel wood pt-BR
dc.subject Ecological restoration pt-BR
dc.subject Foraging Mexico pt-BR
dc.title Non-Lévy Mobility Patterns of Mexican Me’Phaa Peasants Searching for Fuel Wood en
dc.type Artigo pt-BR


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