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Carrying capacity for species richness as context for conservation: a case study of North American birds

Posted date: July 03, 2013
Publication Year: 
2011
Authors: Hansen, Andrew J.; Phillips, Linda Bowers; Flather, Curtis H.; Robinson-Cox, Jim
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Global Ecology and Biogeography. 20: 817-831.

Abstract

We evaluated the leading hypotheses on biophysical factors affecting species richness for Breeding Bird Survey routes from areas with little influence of human activities.We then derived a best model based on information theory, and used this model to extrapolate SK across North America based on the biophysical predictor variables. The predictor variables included the latest and probably most accurate satellite and simulation-model derived products.

Citation

Hansen, Andrew J.; Phillips, Linda Bowers; Flather, Curtis H.; Robinson-Cox, Jim. 2011. Carrying capacity for species richness as context for conservation: a case study of North American birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 20: 817-831.