Ground squirrels (Spermophilus fulvus) habitat suitability using MaxEnt and ENFA modeling approaches
Keywords:Ground Squirrels, Ecological Niche Factor Analysis, Maximum Entropy
During this study, the habitat suitability of Ground squirrels has been investigated based on species data and various habitat data such as topographic variables, distal variables, and bioclimatic factors. Two model evaluation indices, including Boyce and Idrisi tests, indicated the models’ performances. Based on findings, mean annual precipitation and landuse as well as slope direction showed to be the most important factors influencing the species’ habitat use.
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