publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Environmental niche overlap between snow leopard and four prey species in Kazakhstan

Holt, Claire Denice Stevenson; Nevin, Owen Thomas; Smith, Darrell; Convery, Ian;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Nov 2018 Journal: Ecological Informatics, volume 48, pages 97-103 (issn: 1574-9541, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Bolivia
Abstract
Abstract The snow leopard Panthera uncia has declined due to habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and human persecution. Predator distribution is heavily dependent on prey species availability and distribution. With increasing pressures from farming practices encroaching into native species range and persecution of snow leopards in response to livestock depredation, it is vital to assess current predator and prey species distribution to highlight sensitive areas of overlap for protection. This study uses MaxEnt, a presence-only Species Distribution Model (SDM) to assess snow leopard and four prey species habitat suitability along the southern and eastern borders ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecological Modelling, Ecology, Modelling and Simulation, Computational Theory and Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Computer Science Applications, Computer science, Introduced species, Habitat fragmentation, Panthera uncia, fictional_universe.character_species, fictional_universe, Species distribution, Habitat destruction, Snow leopard, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Predation, Z600, Z687
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