Habitat suitability modeling of boreal biodiversity: Predicting plant species richness and rarity

By: Miia Parviainen

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The work described in this thesis aimed to determine the main environmental variables which predict the variation in plant diversity patterns in boreal landscapes (NE Finland) using existing and readily available environmental data sources and different habitat suitability modeling methods. Species distribution models were built using occurrence records of 28 threatened vascular plant species and 17 ecologically relevant environmental variables based primarily on generalized additive modeling (GAM). The results showed that the meso-scale distribution patterns of rare boreal vascular plants are strongly associated with favorable thermal and moisture conditions as well as with stressful, low temperatures.

Title: Habitat suitability modeling of boreal biodiversity: Predicting plant species richness and rarity

Author Name: Miia Parviainen

Categories: India, General,

Publisher: Finland, Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2011

ISBN: 9514294521

ISBN 13: 9789514294525

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 114412

Keywords: Habitat suitability modeling of boreal biodiversity: Predicting plant species richness and rarity Miia Parviainen