Mardan Turghan

Mardan Turghan
Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Field surveys were carried out by the International Snow Leopard project team to estimate snow leopard abundance and density in the Tumor Peak Natural Reserve in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), China. A total of 48 linear transects with a total length of 48.92 km were surveyed at 5 potential distribution sites during October to Novemb...
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The Kiang (Equus kiang Moorcroft, 1841) is listed as a Least Concern species by the IUCN. From 2011-2012, field surveys were conducted in the Arjin Mountain Nature Reserve in Xinjiang, China to collect up to date information about the current population and conservation status of the Kiang (Equus kiang Moorcroft, 1841). During the survey, direct (o...
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Simple Summary: The Przewalski's horse (Equus ferus przewalskii), the only extant species of wild horse, was extinct in the wild in 1960s. The wild horse has been successfully saved from extinction by captive breeding projects outside the historic range. Although multiple studies were conducted, the main problems such as loss of founder genes, inbr...
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Recent technological innovations have led to an upsurge in the availability of unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as drones and hereafter referred to as UAVs)—aircraft remotely operated from the ground—which are increasingly popular tools for ecological research, and the question of this study concerns the extent to which wildlife responses might...
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The Endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia is a flagship species of mountainous central Asia, and a conservation concern. China has the largest extent of potential snow leopard habitat and is thus crucial for snow leopard conservation. There are many challenges to snow leopard conservation in China, however, and there is still little information on...
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Przewalski’s horse (Equus ferus przewalskii), also known as Przewalski’s wild horse, the Asian wild horse, Mongolian wild horse, Takhi or Junggar Horses, is classified by the IUCN as Extinct in the Wild (EW) as no Przewalski’s horse has been seen in the wild since 1969, despite efforts to find them in Mongolia or China. The wild horse has been succ...
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Taxonomic position as well as evolutionary history of species is one of topics which are keen to both evolutionary biologists and conservation biologists. Once described as the least known gazelle in central Asia, Przewalski’s gazelle Procapra przewalskii only occurs around the Qinghai Lake (Kuknor) and was once classified as Critically Endangered...
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In this paper, we update the status of Black-necked cranes ( Grus nigricollis ) in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China where it has hardly been recorded. We report on research in Southern Xinjiang,mainly in Altun (Arjin in Chinese) and Kunlun Mountain ranges and their adjacent areas, including part of Pamir Plateau and the southern edge of Lop...
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An updated checklist of bird species that occur in the Arjin Mountain Nature Reserve and its adjacent areas, including parts of Kunlun Mountain, Qimantagh and Kumkul Basin, is provided as part of the basic data for a second nation-wide field survey of wildlife resources of China (2010-2020). The information provided is based on field observations m...
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On May 23rd ,2015,two special birds were found at Qiuerkaka Checkpoint of Kunlun-Altun Mountain National Nature Reserve(36°39′N,90°33′E,with an elevation of 4 900 m)during the second national survey of terrestrial wildlife resources. Through careful observation and identification of pictures,they are Tibetan Rose�finches Carpodacus roborowskii(male...
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We studied the food habits,food types and food components of two- humped wild camel(Camelus bactrianus) by sampling belt transects and point counts,and faecal analysis method from December 2014 to December 2015 in three fractional distribution areas and at 10 observation points(N 38°00′-40°50′,E 83°51′-85°48′) in Xinjiang Taklimakan Desert.In four...
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Мы изучали гнездовую биологию кумая (Gyps himalayensis) в горах Центрального Тянь-Шаня в течение двух лет 2012–2013 гг. Для выявления гнездовых участков вели исследования на линейных трансектах. Гнездовое поведение исследовалось с точек хорошего осмотра и на известных гнездовых участках во время посещения гнёзд, а также с помощью видео, полученного...
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Changes in the palaeoenvironment and paleoclimate expedite the process of evolutionary divergence in animals. The evolutionary events of some small mammals distributed in Xinjiang Arid Region remain ambiguous. Thus, it is necessary to predict their evolutionary histories based on divergence estimates. Some museum specimens were involved in this ana...
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Przewalski’s gazelle Procapra przewalskii is an endangered species endemic to China. A question remains about subspecific variation in this species. Skulls of Przewalski’s gazelle collected from its current remnant ranges around the Qinghai Lake in combination with those collected prior to the 20th century were measured and analyzed using Hierarchi...
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The statistical analysis on the bibliographic record of scientific thesis on the snow leopard from international and domestic publications from 2950 -2010 and 1964 -2010 was conducted respectively. The philological principles and methods from different aspects such as year, author, institution and key word were used to investigate the distribution...
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Based on the analysis of the literatures indexed by the Science Citation Index (SCI) in 1950-2010 and by the Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD) in 1980-2010, a bibliometric evaluation was conducted on the distribution patterns of the literatures about snow leopard (Uncia uncia) from the aspects of annual number, authors and their country orig...
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Matrix of categorical distance of railway (lower diagonal) between nine populations. (DOC)
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Output of Structure analysis using the data of G′1. (a) Average values of Ln P(D) show that the highest log likelihood occurs at K = 4 genetic groups. (b) Plot of ΔK indicates that there are most likely four genetic groups. (c) Bar plot of four genetic groups. The sampling populations for individuals are shown as P1, P5, P6, P7 and P8, and the gene...
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The sample size and genetic diversity within each population. (DOC)
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Output of Structure analysis according to ΔK values. (a) Plot of ΔK indicates that there are most likely three genetic groups. (b) Bar plot of three genetic groups. The sampling populations for individuals are shown as P1–P9, and the genetic groups assigned (G′1–G′3) are shown above: G′1 including P1, P5, P6, P7 and P8–red; G′2 including P2, P3 and...
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Evaluation of seven organizational models when using the genetic distance F′ST/(1−F′ST) in Mantel tests. (DOC)
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Anthropogenic landscapes influence evolutionary processes such as population genetic differentiation, however, not every type of landscape features exert the same effect on a species, hence it is necessary to estimate their relative effect for species management and conservation. Przewalski's gazelle (Procapra przewalskii), which inhabits a human-a...
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Abstract:Research on rodent' s community structure was conducted in Turpan Desert Botanical Garden of Chinese Academy of Sciences and surrounding areas from April 15 to June 3 in 2005.A total of 373 individuals belonged to 4 species, Meriones libycus , M .meridianus , Euchoreutes naso and Mus musculus , were trapped in shrub, fruit garden, desert,...
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Uncia uncia is one of the rare large species on the brink of extinction in Felidae in the world,and inhabit only in the Central Asian mountains.It is said that there are currently only 4 500~7 300 Uncia uncia survive.During the period from September 2004 to July 2005,the habitat selection of Uncia uncia was investigated in some mountains in Xinjian...
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Snow leopard survey was conduct ed in Oct ~Nov 200at Tumor National Natural Reserve ‚Xinjiang ‚China .Because of its special living style ‚snow leopard is difficult t o be observed by sight .Signs left by snow leopard become a good index t o proof t he existence of t he big cat .There are mainly five kinds of signs ‚foot prints ‚feces ‚claw rakes a...
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Abstract: The Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia) was a very rare species in China .The survey on the markings of Snow Leopard in Altay and Tianshan Mountains is the major activity of the “Project of Snow Leopard in Xinjiang” supported by International Snow Leopard Trust (ISLT) and Xinjiang Conservation Fund (XCF) .During the field work from Sep to Nov .200...

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The two main positive aspects of this pandemic are reducing environmental pollution and increasing public awareness of disease prevention i think, do you agree?
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We, perhaps, also discovered a new subspecies of Przewalski’s gazelle, P. p. wayu. The race was proved to be fully distinct from all other populations of the species and taxonomically recognizable from other groups by differences in means of coefficient of difference of skull morphology, as Mayr (1953) suggested that any two groups should be treated as different subspecies if the coefficient of difference is larger than 1.28. Though we suggest that, the distinct race be classified as a new subspecies of Przewalski’s gazelle: Procapra przewalskii wayu; the Wayu population is not qualified as a subspecies in term of the definition of Ereshefsky (1992) due to the fact that only one small population was discovered at a single site.
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is anyone here interested in the decade changes of Snow Leopards of the Central Asia?
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The Przewalski’s horse (Equus ferus przewalskii), the only extant species of wild horse, was extinct in the wild in 1960s. The wild horse has been successfully saved from extinction by captive breeding projects outside the historic range. but the horse is still facing threats such as loss of founder genes, inbreeding depression, hybridization with domestic horses, high morbidity and mortality, and a lack of reliable prevention strategies and treatment limitations of these problems are still unresolved.
but the fatal threat,, we think , is the poor coordination of the different reintroduction projects,
what should we do for the long term management and conservation of the recovered populations of the species?

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