publication . Article . 2017

Species distribution modeling for the invasive raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in Austria and first range predictions for alpine environments

Tanja Duscher; Ursula Nopp-Mayr;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: Archives of Biological Sciences (issn: 0354-4664, eissn: 1821-4339, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Belgrade, University of Novi Sad
Abstract
Species distribution models are important tools for wildlife management planning, particularly in the case of invasive species. We employed a recent framework for niche-based invasive species distribution modeling to predict the probability of presence for the invasive raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in Austria. The raccoon dog is an adaptive, mobile and highly reproductive Asiatic canid that has successfully invaded many parts of Europe. It is known to occur in Austria since 1963 and is now widespread in the northern and eastern parts of the country, but its population density remains low. With the help of a species distribution model we identified focal...
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free text keywords: raccoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides, species distribution model, MaxEnt, Alps, Biology (General), QH301-705.5, Climate change, Ecology, Niche, Snow, Invasive species, Biology, Population density, Wildlife management, Species distribution, biology.organism_classification
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