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Table 5 How do different iDNA sources fit into the discussed analytical tools and their basic assumptions?

From: iDNA from terrestrial haematophagous leeches as a wildlife surveying and monitoring tool – prospects, pitfalls and avenues to be developed

  Terrestrial leeches Blow/Flesh flies Mosquitos Ticks
Presence Suited, but possibly not ideal for arboreal species “Suited” (risk of identifying carcasses) Suited but restricted to preferred hosts, if any Suited but restricted to preferred hosts, if any
Occupancy Suited but potential violation of constant occupancy assumption Collection location not necessarily equal to host location (risk of identifying carcasses) Collection location not necessarily equal to host location Suited but potential violation of ‘closure’ assumption
(S) CR Potential violation of population closure assumption Collection location not necessarily equal to host location; very low success rate of microsatellite-based genotyping (risk of identifying carcasses) Collection location not necessarily equal to host location Suited (?)