Using habitat suitability models to sample rare species in high-altitude ecosystems: a case study with Tibetan argali

@article{Singh2009UsingHS,
  title={Using habitat suitability models to sample rare species in high-altitude ecosystems: a case study with Tibetan argali},
  author={Navinder J. Singh and Nigel Gilles Yoccoz and Yash Veer Bhatnagar and Joseph L. Fox},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={2893-2908}
}
Models of the distribution of rare and endangered species are important tools for their monitoring and management. Presence data used to build up distribution models can be based on simple random sampling, but this for patchy distributed species results in small number of presences and therefore low precision. Convenience sampling, either based on easily accessible units or a priori knowledge of the species habitat but with no known probability of sampling each unit, is likely to result in… 
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