Leili Khalatbari

Leili Khalatbari
CIBIO Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources | CIBIO · Group of Biodiversity of Deserts and Arid Regions

Master of Science

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There are only about 7,100 adolescent and adult cheetahs remaining in the wild. With the majority occurring outside protected areas, their numbers are rapidly declining. Evidence-based conservation measures are essential for the survival of this species. Genetic data is routinely used to inform conservation strategies, e.g., by establishing conserv...
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Knowledge on diet composition allows defining well-targeted conservation measures of large carnivores. Little is known about ecology of critically endangered Asiatic cheetah, especially the overall diet and its possible regional differences. We used cheetah scats, metabarcoding technique and microsatellite markers to assess the individual and overa...
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Generalist species are often characterized by low habitat specialization and reduced genetic structure in their populations. Here, we tested this common assumption on golden jackals in Iran, a wide country with a highly heterogeneous landscape where this carnivore is assumed to be widespread, although little is known about the ecology and populatio...
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Article impact statement: If not carefully assessed, landscape changes could negatively affect dryland-adapted imperiled biodiversity in the Sahel. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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A participatory monitoring programme of an exceptional modification of urban soundscapes during Covid-19 containment.
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A small population of Asiatic black bear—known as the Baluchistan black bear—survives in the western limit of the species’ range in Iran, where the species is rare, difficult to monitor and occupy an atypical habitat with extreme environmental conditions. Through the use of noninvasively collected samples, we analyzed mitochondrial DNA control regi...
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With less than 50 wild individuals restricted to Iran, Asiatic cheetah is one of the most globally endangered mammals. Here, we are aiming to: -Optimize protocol for cheetah detection based in non-invasive sampling (environmental metagenomics) -Estimate effective population size.-Assess population genetic structure. -Evaluate landscape connectivity...
Technical Report
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The overall goal of ERA Chair/EnvMetaGen project No 668981 is to expand the research and innovation potential of InBIO – Research network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, through the creation of an ERA Chair in Environmental Metagenomics. This field was selected as the focus of the ERA Chair, because Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is in...
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The overall goal of the EnvMetaGen project No 668981 is to expand the research and innovation potential of InBIO – Research network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology - through the creation of an ERA Chair in Environmental Metagenomics. This field was selected as the focus of the ERA Chair, because Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is increas...
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The overall goal of the EnvMetaGen project No 668981 is to expand the research and innovation potential of InBIO – Research network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, through the creation of an ERA Chair in Environmental Metagenomics. This field was selected as the focus of the ERA Chair, because Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is increasi...
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Understanding how species have been affected by recent human mediated landscape transformation is crucial for designing effective conservation strategies. The Critically Endangered Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) has faced a dramatic range decline and currently occurs in very small populations restricted to the mountain deserts of Cent...
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The current distribution of Asiatic cheetah Acinonyx jubatus venaticus in Iran is fragmented in three scattered subpopulations in the central arid plateau. Population size is unknown but tentatively estimated at less than 50 individuals. We review the historic and current status, population trend, and threats to cheetah survival in Iran, and presen...
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The Persian Gulf harbours a group of islands off the Iranian coast, with known and distinct times of isolation, that are a result of sequential separation from the mainland because of rising sea levels subsequent to the last glaciation. In the present study, we examine the variation in the morphology of Brandt's hedgehogs Paraechinus hypomelas (Mam...
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Understanding how species have been affected by recent human mediated landscape transformation is critical for designing effective conservation strategies. The Critically Endangered Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) has faced dramatic range decline and currently occurs in small populations restricted to the mountain deserts of Central Ir...
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The occurrence of the Corsac Fox, Vulpes corsac, is replete with ambiguity and uncertainty in the literature. We present the first confirmed record of the species from Iran. In the course of a survey, we found two Corsac Fox furs in Tehran Market in 2013 and separately recorded one adult and a group of three young in semi-arid steppes in central Tu...
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Abstract The endangered Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi) is confined to the Horn of Africa, specifically Ethiopia and Kenya. It is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation due to human encroachment of historic range. Knowledge of population genetics is essential for the development of appropriate conservation actions and management. The focus of th...
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The Baluchistan region of Iran and Pakistan is inhabited by one of the most threatened populations of Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus gedrosianus) in Asia. The first camera-trapping survey of these so-called Baluchistan bears was conducted in Bahr-e Asman Mountain, southeastern Iran. Fourteen camera traps were installed in the entrances of ca...

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