Investigador responsable: David A. Prieto-Torres.
Resumen: I expect to contribute to re-evaluate the conservation status of Neotropical Seasonally Dry Forest (SDTF; considered one ecosystem globally threatened), and to define conservation priorities along its distribution. I will perform a biogegraphical study by attending to the origins and relationships among the main dry forest areas based in their shared species (species richness concentration and endemism) of birds associated to them. I will obtain via Ecological Niche Modeling, individual species maps of potential distribution to reconstruct continental and nationals’ maps of SDTF´s, elucidating the dynamic response to climatic fluctuations and its impact on richness and endemism patterns.
Available in: http://www.rufford.org/projects/david_prietotorres