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000033665 037__ $$aARTICLE--2017-063
000033665 041__ $$aEnglish
000033665 100__ $$aKhan, G.
000033665 100__ $$aKhan, B.
000033665 100__ $$aQamer, F. M.
000033665 100__ $$aAbbas, S.
000033665 100__ $$aKhan, A.
000033665 100__ $$aXi, C. 
000033665 245__ $$aHimalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibirica) habitat suitability and range resource dynamics in the Central Karakorum National Park, Pakistan
000033665 260__ $$c2016
000033665 300__ $$a245-254
000033665 507__ $$aFaisal M. Qamer, ICIMOD staff, peerreviewed, HKPL
000033665 520__ $$aThe study investigates Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibirica) and their range resource condition within the preferred habitat in the Central Karakoram National Park, Pakistan. We apply ecological niche factor analysis (ENFA) using 110 ibex sighting data and 6 key biophysical variables describing the habitat conditions and produce habitat suitability and maps with GIS and statistical tool (BioMapper). The modeling results of specialization factor shows some limitation for ibex over the use of slope, elevation, vegetation types and ruggedness. The habitat area selection for the ibex is adjusted to the ibex friendly habitat available conditions. The model results predicted suitable habitat for ibex in certain places, where field observation was never recorded. The range resource dynamics depict a large area that comes under the alpine meadows has the highest seasonal productivity, assessed by remote sensing based fortnightly vegetation condition data of the last 11 years. These meadows are showing browning trend over the years, attributable to grazing practices or climate conditions. At lower elevation, there are limited areas with suitable dry steppes, which may cause stress on ibex, especially during winter.
000033665 653__ $$aHimalayan ibex
000033665 653__ $$aSpecies modeling
000033665 653__ $$aHabitat assessment
000033665 653__ $$aRange resources
000033665 653__ $$aEcological niche factor analysis (ENFA)
000033665 650__ $$aAgriculture
000033665 773__ $$pJournal of King Saud University - Science
000033665 773__ $$v28
000033665 773__ $$n3
000033665 8564_ $$uhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1018364715300707$$yExternal link (open access)
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