Predicted distribution of the marbled cat Pardofelis marmorata (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) on Borneo

Rustam Rustam, and Andrew J Hearn, and Joanna Ross, and Raymond Alfred, and Hiromitsu Samejima, and Matthew J Heydon, and M Cheyne, and Jedediah Brodie, and Anthony J Giordano, and Henry Bernard, and Ramesh Boonratana, and Azlan Mohamed, and Jayasilan Mohd-Azlan, and D. M. Augeri, and James Eaton, and Jason Hon, and J Andrew, and John Mathai, and Gono Semiadi, and David Macdonald, and Christine Breitenmoser, (2016) Predicted distribution of the marbled cat Pardofelis marmorata (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) on Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 33. pp. 157-164. ISSN 0217-2445

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Abstract

Little is known about the ecology of the rare marbled cat Pardofelis marmorata on Borneo. In addition, the little information that is available on the species often comes from incidental sightings. Here we use the MaxEnt algorithm to produce a habitat suitability map for this species based on a compilation of existing data. We collected 105 marbled cat occurrence records for Borneo, of which 27 (Balanced Model) or 69 (Spatial Filtering Model) were used to estimate potential habitat suitability. The resulting relative habitat suitability map showed key conservation areas in Borneo. According to these results it appears that the most suitable habitats for marbled cat are lowland forests, but these forests are most threatened by deforestation and other anthropogenic activities.It is imperative to develop appropriate conservation strategies for the marbled cat on Borneo, including long-term research and monitoring, reduction of human disturbances in lowland forests, increased data-sharing and research networking, and stakeholder involvement for conservation planning and activities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Borneo Carnivore Symposium , Brunei , Conservation priorities , Habitat suitability index , Species distribution modelling , Survey gaps , Indonesia , Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: SCHOOL > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 01:57
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 01:57
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/19304

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