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    Natural habitats matter: Determinants of spatial pattern in the composition of animal assemblages of the Czech Republic
    Culek, M.
    Divíšek, Jan
    Šťastný, K.
    Zelený, D.
Publication type
    článek v odborném periodiku
Source title - serial
    Acta Oecologica-International Journal of Ecology
    Roč. 59, -
    s. 7-17
    Autoři celkem: 4
    Rozsah: 11 s. : E
Subject category
    animal assemblages
    CORINE Land Cover
    habitat mapping
    Moran's eigenvector maps
    spatial autocorrelation
Abstract (in english)
   Studies that explore species-environment relationships at a broad scale are usually limited by the availability of sufficient habitat description, which is often too coarse to differentiate natural habitat patches. Therefore, it is not well understood how the distribution of natural habitats affects broad-scale patterns in the distribution of animal species. In this study, we evaluate the role of field-mapped natural habitats, land-cover types derived from remote sensing and climate on the composition of assemblages of five distinct animal groups, namely non-volant mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies native to the Czech Republic. First, we used variation partitioning based on redundancy analysis to evaluate the extent to which the environmental variables and their spatial structure might underlie the observed spatial patterns in the composition of animal assemblages.
   Second, we partitioned variations explained by climate, natural habitats and land-cover to compare their relative importance.
    AV ČR Brno, Ústav geoniky
Contributor code
    AV ČR, ÚG
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Import date
    24. 10. 2014