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Biogeographical patterns derived from remote sensing variables: the amphibians and reptiles of the Iberian Peninsula
The biogeographic patterns in species density of herptiles were analysed in the Iberian Peninsula. Geoclimatic regions were identified using a PCA. Individual habitat suitability (HS) models for 23Expand
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What does ecological modelling model? A proposed classification of ecological niche models based on their underlying methods
Species distribution model is the term most frequently used in ecological modelling, but other authors used instead predictive habitat distribution model or species-habitat models. A consensualExpand
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Unravelling biodiversity, evolution and threats to conservation in the Sahara‐Sahel
Deserts and arid regions are generally perceived as bare and rather homogeneous areas of low diversity. The Sahara is the largest warm desert in the world and together with the arid Sahel displaysExpand
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Normalized difference water indexes have dissimilar performances in detecting seasonal and permanent water in the Sahara–Sahel transition zone
Summary The decrease of water resources can enhance poverty and increase insecurity in dry regions, at the same time leading to loss of biological diversity. For these reasons, the information aboutExpand
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GIS-based niche models identify environmental correlates sustaining a contact zone between three species of European vipers
The current range of European vipers is mostly parapatric but local-scale allopatric distribution is common and few cases of sympatry are known. In the High Course of Ebro River, northern Spain,Expand
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Inferring habitat-suitability areas with ecological modelling techniques and GIS: A contribution to assess the conservation status of Vipera latastei
Some snakes are highly vulnerable to extinction due to several life history traits. However, the elusive behavior and secretive habits of some widespread species constrain the collection ofExpand
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Biodiversity and Land uses at a regional scale: Is agriculture the biggest threat for reptile assemblages?
Abstract The human exploitation of land resources (land use) has been considered the major factor responsible for changes in biodiversity within terrestrial ecosystems given that it affects directlyExpand
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Crocodiles in the Sahara Desert: An Update of Distribution, Habitats and Population Status for Conservation Planning in Mauritania
Background Relict populations of Crocodylus niloticus persist in Chad, Egypt and Mauritania. Although crocodiles were widespread throughout the Sahara until the early 20th century, increased aridityExpand
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Amphibian mortality levels on Spanish country roads: descriptive and spatial analysis
Road-kills are the greatest source of direct human-induced wildlife mortality, especially in amphibians. Country roads could act as the most important source of mortality when main roads act asExpand
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The pond network: can structural connectivity reflect on (amphibian) biodiversity patterns?
Landscape connectivity is a very recurrent theme in landscape ecology as it is considered pivotal for the long term conservation of any organism’s populations. Nevertheless, this complex concept isExpand
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