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Journal Article: Mechanistic variables can enhance predictive models of endotherm distributions: the American pika under current, past, and future climates

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2016-09-04

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Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Eric Beever(Principal Investigator), Eric Beever(Author), Jeremiah Yahn(Author), Lucas Moyer-Horner(Author), Michael Kearney(Author), Natalie Briscoe(Author), Paul Mathewson(Author), Warner Porter(Author), Journal Article: Mechanistic variables can enhance predictive models of endotherm distributions: the American pika under current, past, and future climates, https://greatbasinlcc.org/project/characterization-of-montane-ecosystems-their-microclimates-and-wildlife-distribution-and-abundance-across-the-hydrographic-great-basin

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How climate constrains species’ distributions through time and space is an important question in the context of conservation planning for climate change. Despite increasing awareness of the need to incorporate mechanism into species distribution models (SDMs), mechanistic modeling of endotherm distributions remains limited in this literature. Using the American pika (Ochotona princeps) as an example, we present a framework whereby mechanism can be incorporated into endotherm SDMs. Pika distribution has repeatedly been found to be constrained by warm temperatures, so we used Niche Mapper, a mechanistic heat-balance model, to convert macroclimate data to pika-specific surface activity time in summer across the western United States. [...]

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