Potential distribution of two lynx species in europe under paleoclimatological scenarios and anthropogenic climate change scenarios


CERNE, vol.27, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/01047760202127012517
  • Journal Name: CERNE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Lynx, Fossil, Climate Envelope Model, MaxEnt, Anthropogenic Impact
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Today's European fauna was formed under the influence of Paleoclimatic change. The distribution of two wild cat species of Europe, Lynx pardinus and Lynx lynx, 22,000 and 6,000 years ago were determined by the MaxEnt method in relation to the Paleoclimatological scenarios (LGM and Mid-Holocene) and fossil records. Then, the current climate conditions and their distributions under the effect of anthropogenic climate change scenarios were analyzed with the current existence records.