The relative influence of climate , environmental heterogeneity , and human population on the distribution of vertebrate species richness in south-eastern Spain

@inproceedings{MorenoRuedaTheRI,
  title={The relative influence of climate , environmental heterogeneity , and human population on the distribution of vertebrate species richness in south-eastern Spain},
  author={Gregorio Moreno-Rueda and Manuel Pizarro}
}
Inviewof the manyfactorsaffect species richness, thisstudy examinesthe relative influence of environmental heterogeneity, climate, human disturbance and spatial structure with respect to the species-richness distribution of terrestrial vertebrates in an area of south-eastern Spain with a Mediterranean climate. We show that environmental heterogeneity was the primary factor determining species richness (20.3% of variance), with the effect of temperature and precipitation being lower (11.6… CONTINUE READING
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