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Estimating large carnivore populations at global scale based on spatial predictions of density and distribution – Application to the jaguar (Panthera onca)

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Comparison of the four best-fitting logistic regression models of jaguar presence-absence at 3,155 sites in North and South America, between 2006–2015.

Models were fitted with 17 spatial variables (three anthropogenic variables, 13 environmental variables, and North America–South America code); definitions of the predictive variables are in S2 Table. Selection of the best model based on the Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC); additionally Nagelkerke R2 and the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC ROC) are provided. Bold indicates the best model used for spatial prediction of jaguar occurrence.

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