Habitat preferences of golden jackal (Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758) in Croatia

Selanec, Ivana (2012) Habitat preferences of golden jackal (Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758) in Croatia. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Golden jackal (Canis aureus L.) is a canid species autochthonous in Croatia. Oportunisitic nature enables this species to be globally spread in high variety of habitats. Because of wide range of habitats used, it is difficult to determine which habitat requirements are critical for establishing new territories. Analyzing data in GIS, by statistic and MaxEnt predictive models it was determined if climatic and geomorphologic characteristics, habitat types, direct anthropogenic influence and wolf presence are important factors. Data about jackals shot and spatial distribution of hunting areas were used in analysis. Results showed that the most important characteristic is climate but also elevation, habitat types and distance from settlements. Additionally, a predictive map of golden jackal distribution in Croatia was made using the same data set.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: predictive models, Maxent, klimatic characteristics, biogeografic characteristics, antropogenic influence, wolf (Canis lupus) presence
Supervisor: Jelaska, Sven
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 33
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Grozdana Sirotic
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2014 12:37
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 10:55
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/494

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