3. Selecting Suitable Habitats for Reintroductions: Variation, Change and the Role of Species Distribution Modelling

  1. John G. Ewen2,
  2. Doug P. Armstrong3,
  3. Kevin A. Parker4 and
  4. Philip J. Seddon5
  1. Patrick E. Osborne1 and
  2. Philip J. Seddon5

Published Online: 21 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355833.ch3

Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management

Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management

How to Cite

Osborne, P. E. and Seddon, P. J. (2012) Selecting Suitable Habitats for Reintroductions: Variation, Change and the Role of Species Distribution Modelling, in Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management (eds J. G. Ewen, D. P. Armstrong, K. A. Parker and P. J. Seddon), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444355833.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY, United Kingdom

  2. 3

    Ecology Building 624, Massey University, PB 11 222, Palmerston North, New Zealand

  3. 4

    Ecology and Conservation Group, Institute of Natural Sciences, Massey University, PB 102904, NSMC, Auckland 0745, New Zealand

  4. 5

    Department of Zoology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Civil Engineering and the Environment, University of Southhampton, Highfield, Southhampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

  2. 5

    Department of Zoology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444355819

Online ISBN: 9781444355833

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Keywords:

  • suitable habitat selection;
  • Southwood's habitat and ‘favourableness’;
  • koa finches, historical records ;
  • spatial, temporal of habitats;
  • fundamental niches;
  • patch occupancy, landscape;
  • adaptive variation;
  • species distribution modelling;
  • bearded vultures, Gypaetus barbatus;
  • habitat quality assessment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Consequence 1. Historical locations may not indicate suitable habitat

  • Consequence 2. Present-day locations may not indicate a currently suitable habitat

  • Consequence 3. Present-day locations where a species is absent may not indicate an unsuitable habitat

  • Consequence 4. Present-day locations may not indicate a future suitable habitat

  • Consequence 5. Landscape components may be missing

  • Consequence 6. Habitat suitability and habitat characteristics vary across a species range

  • Consequence 7. Individuals from across the range may not all be equally suited to the chosen release site

  • Consequence 8. Suitable habitatmay need to be engineered and managed

  • Using habitat suitability modelling for reintroductions

  • Conclusion

  • References