JOURNAL BROWSE
Search
Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Predictive Distribution Modelling of Calamus andamanicus Kurz, an Endemic Rattan from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
 Title & Authors
Predictive Distribution Modelling of Calamus andamanicus Kurz, an Endemic Rattan from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Sreekumar, V.B.; Suganthasakthivel, R.; Sreejith, K.A.; Sanil, M.S.;
  PDF(new window)
 Abstract
Calamus andamanicus Kurz is one of the commercially important solitary rattans endemic to Andaman and Nicobar islands. The habitat suitability modeling program, MaxEnt, was used to predict the potential ecological niches of this species, based on bioclimatic variables. The study revealed high potential distribution of C. andamanicus across both Andaman and Nicobar islands. Of the 33 spatially unique points, 21 points were recorded from South and North Andamans and 12 from Great Nicobar Islands. The islands like Little Andaman, North Sentinel, Little Nicobar, Tllangchong, Teressa were also predicted positive even though this rattan is not recorded from these islands. Mean diurnal range, higher precipitation in the wettest month of the year, annual precipitation and precipitation in the driest month are the main predictors of this species distribution.
 Keywords
Calamus;ecological niche modelling;GIS;MaxEnt;bioclimatic variables;
 Language
English
 Cited by
 References
1.
Araujo MB, Williams PH. 2000. Selecting areas for species persistence using occurrence data. Biol Conserv 96: 331-345. crossref(new window)

2.
Baillie JEM, Hilton-Taylor C, Stuart SN. 2004. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: a global species assessment. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

3.
Elith J, Graham CH, Anderson RP, Dudík M, Ferrier S, Guisan A, Hijmans RJ, Huettmann F, Leathwick JR, Lehmann A, Li J, Lohmann LG, Loiselle BA, Manion G, Moritz C, Nakamura M, Nakazawa Y, Jacob McC M Overton, Townsend Peterson A, Phillips SJ, Richardson K, Scachetti-Pereira R, Schapire RE, Soberon J, Williams S, Wisz MS, Zimmermann NE. 2006. Novel methods improve prediction of species distributions from occurrence data. Ecography 29: 129-151. crossref(new window)

4.
Franklin J. 2009. Mapping Species Distributions: Spatial Inference and Prediction. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

5.
Hijmans RJ, Cameron SE, Parra JL, Jones PG, Jarvis A. 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. Int J Climatol 25: 1965-1978. crossref(new window)

6.
Kozak KH, Wiens JJ. 2006. Does niche conservatism promote speciation? A case study in North American salamanders. Evolution 60: 2604-2621. crossref(new window)

7.
Margules CR, Pressey RL. 2000. Systematic conservation planning. Nature 405: 243-253. crossref(new window)

8.
Pearson RG, Raxworthy CJ, Nakamura M, Peterson AT. 2007. Predicting species distributions from small numbers of occurrence records: a test case using cryptic geckos in Madagascar. J Biogeogr 34: 102-117.

9.
Peterson AT. 2003. Predicting the geography of species' invasions via ecological niche modeling. Q Rev Biol 78: 419-433. crossref(new window)

10.
Phillips SJ, Anderson RP, Schaipire RE. 2006. Maximum entropy modelling of species geographic distributions. Ecological Modelling 190: 231-259. crossref(new window)

11.
Phillips SJ, Dudik M. 2008. Modelling of species distributions with MaxEnt: new extensions and a comprehensive evaluation. Ecography 31: 161-175. crossref(new window)

12.
Rao AN, Rao VR, William JT. 1998. Priority species of bamboo and rattan. IPGRI and INBAR.

13.
Renuka C, Indira EP, Muralidharan EM. 1998. Genetic diversity and conservation of certain species of rattan in Andaman and Nicobar islands and southern India. KFRI Research Report 157. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi.

14.
Renuka C, Sreekumar VB. 2012. A field guide to the palms of India. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala, India.

15.
Sangal PM. 1971. Forest Food for the Tribal Population of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indian For 97: 646-650.

16.
Senthilkumar U, Ritesh KC, Sanjappa M, Narasimhan D, Uma Shaanker R, Ravikanth G. 2014. Livelihood and Revenue: Role of rattans among Mongoloid tribes and settlers of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Ethnobot Res Appl 12: 141-154.

17.
Soberon, J, Peterson AT. 2004. Biodiversity informatics: managing and applying primary biodiversity data. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359: 689-698. crossref(new window)

18.
Soberon J, Peterson AT. 2005. Interpretation of models of fundamental ecological niches and species distributional areas. Biodivers Inform 2: 1-10.

19.
Sreekumar VB, Renuka C, Induchoodan NC. 2002. Distribution of rattans in Andaman and Nicobar islands and their conservation. (Das MR, ed) Proceedings of the 14th Science Congress, Cochin, pp 142-146.

20.
UNDP. 2013. State Action Plan on Climate Change. Draft Report. Andaman and Nicobar Islands. www.moef.nic.in/sites/default/ files/sapcc/Andaman-and-Nicobar.pdf

21.
Walter KS, Gillett HJ. 1998. 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. World Conservation Monitoring Centre. IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

22.
Wisz MS, Hijmans RJ, Li J, Peterson AT, Graham CH, Guisan A, NCEAS Predicting Species Distributions Working Group. 2008. Effects of sample size on the performance of species distribution models. Divers Distrib 14: 763-773. crossref(new window)