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dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Sean
dc.contributor.authorLewandrowski, W.
dc.contributor.authorElliott, C.P.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, B.P.
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Shane
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-12T07:10:28Z
dc.date.available2022-01-12T07:10:28Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationTomlinson, S. and Lewandrowski, W. and Elliott, C.P. and Miller, B.P. and Turner, S.R. 2020. High-resolution distribution modeling of a threatened short-range endemic plant informed by edaphic factors. Ecology and Evolution. 10 (2): pp. 763-777.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/87286
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ece3.5933
dc.description.abstract

Short-range endemic plants often have edaphic specializations that, with their restricted distributions, expose them to increased risk of anthropogenic extinction. Here, we present a modeling approach to understand habitat suitability for Ricinocarpos brevis R.J.F.Hend. & Mollemans (Euphorbiaceae), a threatened shrub confined to three isolated populations in the semi-arid south-west of Western Australia. The model is a maximum entropy species distribution projection constructed on the basis of physical soil characteristics and geomorphology data at approximately 25 m2 (1 arc-second) resolution. The model predicts the species to occur on shallow, low bulk density soils that are located high in the landscape. The model shows high affinity (72.1% average likelihood of occurrence) for the known populations of R. brevis, as well as identifying likely locations that are not currently known to support the species. There was a strong relationship between the likelihood of R. brevis occurrence and soil moisture content that the model estimated at a depth of 20 cm. We advocate that our approach should be standardized using publicly available data to generate testable hypotheses for the distribution and conservation management of short-range endemic plant species for all of continental Australia.

dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWILEY
dc.relation.sponsoredbyhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/ IC150100041
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectScience & Technology
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subjectEcology
dc.subjectEvolutionary Biology
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subjectbanded ironstone formation
dc.subjectconservation biology
dc.subjectrare species
dc.subjectRicinocarpos brevis
dc.subjectsoil water potential
dc.subjectspecies distribution modeling
dc.subjectAUSTRALIAN FLORISTIC REGION
dc.subjectSPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS
dc.subjectCLIMATE
dc.subjectRARE
dc.subjectCONSERVATION
dc.subjectTRANSLOCATION
dc.subjectHABITAT
dc.subjectFLORA
dc.subjectREINTRODUCTION
dc.subjectBIODIVERSITY
dc.titleHigh-resolution distribution modeling of a threatened short-range endemic plant informed by edaphic factors
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume10
dcterms.source.number2
dcterms.source.startPage763
dcterms.source.endPage777
dcterms.source.issn2045-7758
dcterms.source.titleEcology and Evolution
dc.date.updated2022-01-12T07:10:26Z
curtin.departmentSchool of Molecular and Life Sciences (MLS)
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering
curtin.contributor.orcidTomlinson, Sean [0000-0003-0864-5391]
curtin.contributor.orcidTurner, Shane [0000-0002-9146-2977]
curtin.contributor.researcheridTurner, Shane [A-9950-2011]
dcterms.source.eissn2045-7758
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridTomlinson, Sean [22036612300]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridTurner, Shane [15740419900]


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