Distribution of the leopard-type spatial pattern in arid and semi-arid regions of the world

José Fuentes Delgado, Diego Varga Linde, Martí Boada Junca

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This paper analyzes the creation of the potential distribution map of the spatial leopard pattern and the environment in relationship to its development in arid and semiarid areas. The information was base on bibliographic information from places around the world and field data obtained in Colombia and Spain. The factors are characterized using global environmental predictors in conjunction with a maximum entropy model. In the model of distribution, the environmental conditions indicate that the aridity and topographic variability are significant factors that have a great influence on the statistics that define patterns, thus revealing a widespread distribution of new distinctive environments around the world, as well as the associate convergent evolution and some dominant plant genera in several continents to which you can associate this pattern.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-72
JournalBoletin de la Asociacion de Geografos Espanoles
Issue number71
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


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