About the Authors

Silvia Mecenero

Affiliations Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Kirstenbosch Research Centre, Claremont, South Africa, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape, Belville, South Africa

Res Altwegg

res.altwegg@gmail.com

Affiliations South African National Biodiversity Institute, Kirstenbosch Research Centre, Claremont, South Africa, Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa

Jonathan F. Colville

Affiliations South African National Biodiversity Institute, Kirstenbosch Research Centre, Claremont, South Africa, Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa

Colin M. Beale

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SM RA JFC CMB. Analyzed the data: SM RA CMB. Wrote the paper: SM RA JFC CMB. Development of the spatial models and code: CMB.