Our new publication about the drivers of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) abundance and distribution has been published in Biodiversity and Conservation. The influence of habitat- and governance-related drivers on elephant abundance across the 13 Asian elephant range countries has been analysed. Competing statistical models by integrating a binary index of elephant abundance (IEA) derived from expert knowledge with different predictor variables including habitat, human population, socioeconomics, and governance data were tested. Read the full article here:

Calabrese, A., Calabrese, J.M., Songer, M., Wegmann, M., Hedges, S., Rose, R. and P. Leimgruber (2017)  Biodiversity and Conservation doi:10.1007/s10531-017-1345-5

 

Martin Wegmann

About Martin Wegmann

Akam. Rat (sen. lecturer, Ass. Prof.) for Remote Sensing in Biodiversity and Conservation. Teaching within the Global Change Ecology study program: Remote Sensing application in Ecology. Mainly using OpenSource software: R, GRASS, QGIS, Latex, beamer, knitr, tikz/pgf