Factors affecting the distribution ofSorex samniticus, an endemic Italian shrew, in an heterogeneous landscape

  title={Factors affecting the distribution ofSorex samniticus, an endemic Italian shrew, in an heterogeneous landscape},
  author={A. Mortelliti and G. Amori and Giampiero Sammuri and L. Boitani},
  journal={Acta Theriologica},
We studied the factors affecting the distribution of an endemic shrewSorex samniticus Altobello, 1926 in the Province of Siena, central Italy. Distribution data were obtained by examining pellets from 31 barn owlTyto alba sites (roosts) over a period spanning from 1974 to 2005. We constructed a model using logistic regression analysis on presence/absence data. Results show that an increase in forest dominated byQuercus cerris andCastanea sativa led to the local extinction of this species… Expand

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