Large Scale Species Distribution Modeling: A Case Study of the Endangered Anegada Iguana in the British Virgin Islands

dc.contributor.advisorYoung, Kenneth R.
dc.creatorTownsend, Andrew T.
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-26T13:33:40Z
dc.date.available2022-09-26T13:33:40Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.description.abstractHabitat suitability models using species distributions are used to determine probable species habitats and distributions and advise policy makers on the implementation of conservation strategies. This thesis utilizes MaxEnt software to construct a habitat suitability model for the Anegada ground iguana (Cyclura pinguis) from presence only data collected over the past 12 years. The modeling showed that the species is confined to limited habitat types and areas on the island, namely areas that have yet to be developed by humans. At a minimum, to preserve the species for the future, the environmental integrity of key iguana habitats, such as the northwestern shore and island interior along the cays, must be preserved.en_US
dc.description.departmentGeography and the Environmenten_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/115924
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/42821
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofHonors Thesesen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectCycluraen_US
dc.subjecthabitat suitability modelen_US
dc.subjectdistribution modelen_US
dc.subjectconservationen_US
dc.subjectMaxEnten_US
dc.subjectCaribbeanen_US
dc.subjectArcGISen_US
dc.subjectbiogeographyen_US
dc.subjectecologyen_US
dc.subjectendangered speciesen_US
dc.subjectherpetologyen_US
dc.titleLarge Scale Species Distribution Modeling: A Case Study of the Endangered Anegada Iguana in the British Virgin Islandsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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