Deliverables

D1 - Project Website (WP2)

The Project website was developed on time and laughed on January 21st, 2019 (month 2). The website is continuously updated while the website traffic is been tracked by Google Analytics.

D4 - Large-scale Distribution maps for the two species in Cyprus (WP5)

By using species occurrence data and available environmental predictor variables, we have constructed Species Distribution Models (SDMs) for the species Stellagama stellio and Dolichophis jugularis in Cyprus. Those SDMs were computed using three different suites of models; Generalized Additive Models (GAM), Generalized Linear Models (GLM) and Maximum Entropy Models (MaxEnt). The discriminatory capacity of each model’s performance has been evaluated using Area Under the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curve (AUC) and a weighted ensemble has been computed based on all SDMs. Analyses were performed using the package “sdm” (Naimi and Araújo, 2020) implemented in R 3.6.1 program language and the SDMtoolbox 2.4 for ArcGIS.

D6 - Two virtual 3D animated models (WP4)

This is a 3D model of a racer snake (Dolichophis jugularis) scanned using the Beastcam MACRO on a live snake in Cyprus. The mass of the snake is 479 grams. CG artist Jer Bot retopologized and reconstructed the snake in the open source 3D animation software Blender (blender.org). He did this through images captured using an array of six Canon G16 cameras and other reference photos. The construction of this model is part of the post-doc research of Dr. Savvas Zotos (POST-DOC/0916/0034) (https://retrack.terracypria.org) and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation. This 3D model will be used as a means for both studying and presenting the species movement and behavioural patterns.

This is a 3D model of a Sling tailed Agama lizard (Stellagama stellio cypriaca) scanned using the Beastcam MACRO on a live lizard in Cyprus. The mass of the lizard is 78 grams. CG artist Jer Bot retopologized and reconstructed the snake in the open source 3D animation software Blender (blender.org). He did this through images captured using an array of six Canon G16 cameras and other reference photos. The construction of this model is part of the post-doc research of Dr. Savvas Zotos (POST-DOC/0916/0034)(https://retrack.terracypria.org) and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation. This 3D model will be used as a means for both studying and presenting the species movement and behavioural patterns.

D8 - Two behavioural pattern databases (WP4)

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