Record details

Title
    Natural habitats matter: Determinants of spatial pattern in the composition of animal assemblages of the Czech Republic
Author
    Culek, M.
    Divíšek, Jan
    Šťastný, K.
    Zelený, D.
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v odborném periodiku
Source title - serial
    Acta Oecologica-International Journal of Ecology
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 59, -
Pages
    s. 7-17
Year
    2014
Notes
    Autoři celkem: 4
    Rozsah: 11 s. : E
Subject category
    animal assemblages
    CORINE Land Cover
    habitat mapping
    Moran's eigenvector maps
    spatial autocorrelation
Keyword
    Animal
    Assemblages
    Composition
    Czech
    Determinants
    Habitats
    Matter
    Natural
    Pattern
    Republic
    Spatial
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.
Contributor
    AV ČR Brno, Ústav geoniky
Contributor code
    AV ČR, ÚG
Source format
    U
Import date
    24. 10. 2014