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Tracking climatically suitable areas for an endemic Cerrado snake under climate change

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Author(s):
Vasconcelos, Tiago da Silveira [1]
Total Authors: 1
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Dept Ciencias Biol, BR-17033360 Bauru, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: NATUREZA & CONSERVAÇÃO; v. 12, n. 1, p. 47-52, JUN 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

This study explores how climate change could potentially drive shifts in the geographic range of the Cerrado endemic snake Phalotris latiuittatus. By using three ecological niche modeling methods, I found that P. lativittatus is more likely to occur in the extent of its known geographic distribution (in Southeastern Brazil), but new distribution areas also include semideciduous forest southwestward from current occurrence points, as well as areas in the Cerrado and semideciduous forest northeastward of the current range. Niche models suggest that P. lativittatus would consistently reduce its total extent of occurrence through time. By 2050, the climatically suitable area for P. lativittatus is expected to be reduced by 65% to 70%, whereas the remaining range would reach only 10% to 20% of the current prediction by 2080. These predicted range contractions are associated with a southeastward range shift for predictions to 2050, while most of the predicted area to 2080 encompasses the same as that of 2050. (C) 2014 Associacao Brasileira de Ciencia Ecologica e Conservacao. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/07765-0 - Macroecology of anuran amphibians from cerrado and Atlantic Forest: species distribution modelling, influence of climate changes and priority areas for conservation
Grantee:Tiago da Silveira Vasconcelos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Research Program on Global Climate Change - Young Investigators
FAPESP's process: 11/18510-0 - Macroecology of anuran amphibians from Cerrado and Atlantic Forest: species distribution modelling, influence of climate changes and priority areas for conservation
Grantee:Tiago da Silveira Vasconcelos
Support type: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Young Investigators