Journal article

Land-cover data improve bioclimatic models for anurans and turtles at a regional scale

R Tingley, TB Herman

Journal of Biogeography | WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2009


We investigated whether accounting for land cover could improve bioclimatic models for eight species of anurans and three species of turtles at a regional scale. We then tested whether accounting for spatial autocorrelation could significantly improve bioclimatic models after statistically controlling for the effects of land cover. Nova Scotia, eastern Canada. Species distribution data were taken from a recent (1999-2003) herpetofaunal atlas. Generalized linear models were used to relate the presence or absence of each species to climate and land-cover variables at a 10-km resolution. We then accounted for spatial autocorrelation using an autocovariate or third-order trend surface of the geo..

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