Patterns and Determinants of Habitat Occupancy by the Asian Elephant in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India

  title={Patterns and Determinants of Habitat Occupancy by the Asian Elephant in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India},
  author={Devcharan Jathanna and K. Ullas Karanth and Naresh S. Kumar and Krithi K. Karanth and Varun R. Goswami and Sadie Jane Ryan},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Understanding species distribution patterns has direct ramifications for the conservation of endangered species, such as the Asian elephant Elephas maximus. However, reliable assessment of elephant distribution is handicapped by factors such as the large spatial scales of field studies, survey expertise required, the paucity of analytical approaches that explicitly account for confounding observation processes such as imperfect and variable detectability, unequal sampling probability and… CONTINUE READING
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