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Armadillo Mapper: A Case Study of an Online Application to Update Estimates of Species' Potential Distributions

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Author(s):
Feng, Xiao ; Castro, Mariela C. ; Linde, Evan ; Papes, Monica
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: TROPICAL CONSERVATION SCIENCE; v. 10, AUG 3 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Ecological niche modeling (ENM) uses species' known occurrences and environmental variables to estimate potential geographic distributions. The potential distribution of a species can be updated and refined after new occurrences are collected; therefore, we developed an online application (Armadillo Mapper {[}AM]) that automatically updates the ecological niche model for the hairy long-nosed armadillo (Dasypus pilosus) with new observations and provides a revised potential distribution map. AM can be used by researchers and conservation practitioners without a deep knowledge of geographic information system (GIS) techniques and ENM. Here, we introduce this online application and demonstrate the use of our application with a new observation of D. pilosus. AM has the potential to be extended to other species and to bridge the gap between distributional knowledge synthesized in a computer lab and conservation efforts carried out in the field. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/23815-2 - Phylogeny and historical biogeography of Dasypodidae (Mammalia, Xenarthra): combined analysis of morphological and molecular characters
Grantee:Mariela Cordeiro de Castro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate