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Habitat Evaluation for Reintroduced Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon) in Dongzhai National Nature Reserve, China, Based on a Maximum Entropy Model

Habitat Evaluation for Reintroduced Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon) in Dongzhai National Nature Reserve, China, Based on a Maximum Entropy Model

Liumeng Zheng1, Yanmei Wang1, Jiagui Zhu2, Ke Wang2, Dejing Cai2, Yuanzhao Qin3, Yuming Guo3, Hongxing Niu1,* and Yanzhen Bu1,*

1College of Life Sciences, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan Province 453007, China 
2Administration Bureau of Dongzhai National Nature Reserve, Luoshan, Henan Province 464236, China
3Administration Bureau of Xinxiang National Nature Reserve, Xinxiang, Henan Province 453000, China

Liumeng Zheng and Yanmei Wang contributed equally to this work.

*      Corresponding authors: hongxingniu@htu.cn; buyanzhen@htu.cn

 

Fig. 1.

Study area: A, the mainly distribution area of wild crested ibis in Qinling Mountain, Shaanxi Province, and the study area of reintroduction population in Dabie Mountain; B, the dispersal and habitat evaluation area of reintroduced crested ibis in Dongzhai National Nature Reserve; C, the elevation of study area; D, the land cover of the study area.

Fig. 2.

Habitat suitability map for crested ibis. The map of suitable habitat distribution is divided into three classes: least suitable (0 < HIS < 0.12), moderately suitable (0.12 < HIS < 0.39), and most suitable (0.39 < HIS < 1).

Fig. 3.

Results of MaxEnt models: A, Jackknife test of variable importance. Codes of the variables are shown in Table I; B, relationship between main environmental variables and habitat suitability for crested ibis.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 50, Iss. 5, Pages 1601-1998

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