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Effect of Climate Change on Aquatic Mammals from the South Western Atlantic Ocean
[17-Nov-15] Cassini, M.H. and Gomez, J.J.
Presented at the 2015 Aquarius/SAC-D Science Team Meeting
Satellite information on climatic variables is very important in biodiversity conservation research because wildlife population density and distribution critically depends on the environmental and climatic conditions. The rapid and large-scale recording of climate factors provided by satellite platforms, allows for efficient monitoring of the impact of climate global change on biodiversity. We applied newly-developed statistical techniques to investigate the relationship between climatic/environmental variables and the distribution of six species of aquatic mammals, and to provide preliminary evidence on the factors that modulate present and future distribution of these species.

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