Check List 11(4): e19316, doi: 10.15560/11.4.1717
Progressively approaching the distribution of Passiflora ischnoclada (Passifloraceae) from a single occurrence record
expand article infoRenato De Giovanni, Luís Carlos Bernacci§
‡ Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental, CRIA, Brazil§ IAC - Instituto Agronômico, Centro de Recursos Genéticos, Brazil
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Until recently, Passiflora ischnoclada was only known from a single occurrence record. In this paper we describe how different ecological niche modelling techniques were successively used to generate better potential distribution models for the species and guide field work. At each step, new records were found until the species’ real distribution was approximated based on a model ensemble created with five different algorithms. The estimated distribution is concentrated on a single area of 84 km2 where the species is considered endangered.
ecological niche modelling; conservation; risk assessment