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Título: Thesis abstract. Applying species distribution modeling for the conservation of Iberian protected invertebrates
Autor: Chefaoui, Rosa
Palavras-chave: Environmental niche modeling
Iberian Peninsula
predictive accuracy
species distribution models
Data: 2011
Editora: International Biogeography Society
Citação: Chefaoui, Rosa María. Thesis abstract. Applying species distribution modeling for the conservation of Iberian protected invertebrates, frontiers of biogeography, 3, 3, 101-105, 2011.
Resumo: This article outlines the approaches to modeling the distribution of threatened invertebrates using data from atlases, museums and databases. Species Distribution Models (SDMs) are useful for estimating species’ ranges, identifying suitable habitats, and identifying the primary factors affecting species’ distributions. The study tackles the strategies used to obtain SDMs without reliable absence data while exploring their applications for conservation. I examine the conservation status of Copris species and Graellsia isabelae by delimiting their populations and exploring the effectiveness of protected areas. I show that the method of pseudo‐absence selection strongly determines the model obtained, generating different model predictions along the gradient between potential and realized distributions. After assessing the effects of species’ traits and data characteristics on accuracy, I found that species are modeled more accurately when sample sizes are larger, no matter the technique used.
Peer review: no
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/4767
ISSN: 1948‐6596
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