Luciano Atzeni

Luciano Atzeni
Beijing Forestry University · School of Ecology and Nature Conservation

PhD Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Introduction
My main interests include the application of spatial methods and modelling approaches to the study of wildlife distribution, connectivity, and genetic structure.

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Publications (13)
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Understanding the spatial structure of genetic diversity provides insights into a populations’ genetic status and enables assessment of its capacity to counteract the effects of genetic drift. Such knowledge is particularly scarce for the snow leopard, a conservation flagship species of Central Asia mountains. Focusing on a snow leopard population...
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Replicated multiple scale species distribution models (SDMs) have become increasingly important to identify the correct variables determining species distribution and their influences on ecological responses. This study explores multi‐scale habitat relationships of the snow leopard (Panthera uncia ) in two study areas on the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau...
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Aim: We explore the phylogeography of Himalayan wolves using multiple genetic markers applied on a landscape-scale dataset and relate our findings to the biogeographic history of the region. Location: Himalayas of Nepal, the Tibetan Plateau of China and mountain ranges of Central Asia. Taxon: Himalayan wolf (also called the Tibetan wolf), Canis...
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Habitat evaluation constitutes an important and fundamental step in the management of wildlife populations and conservation policy planning. Geographic information system (GIS) and species presence data provide the means by which such evaluation can be done. Maximum Entropy (MaxEnt) is widely used in habitat suitability modeling due to its power of...
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Identification of the effect of anthropogenic threats on ecosystem is crucial. We used molecular tools and remote sensing to evaluate the population status of an isolated Asian elephant population in southwestern China in response to changes in habitat suitability between 1989 and 2019. A total of 22 unique genotypes were identified from 117 dung s...
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Context The assessment of landscape-level connectivity patterns is centrally important to the conservation management of wildlife species. This is especially true for highly vagile carnivore species, for which conservation efforts should extend beyond protected areas and link core populations. Objectives We investigated the effectiveness of the Qil...
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Conservation interventions for threatened species must be based on accurate assessments of the effects of anthropogenic pressures on habitat suitability. We used multiscale multivariable species-distribution modeling to evaluate habitat suitability for an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) population in Shangyong Reserve, Yunnan Province, southwester...
Thesis
Wildlife species live in heterogeneous and changing environments that greatly affect their population dynamics and their genetic resilience to cope with stochastic events. Gaining knowledge into the characteristics affecting ecological and genetic processes is primarily important to implement conservation actions specific to the species of interest...

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