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.