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Effect of Climate Change on Aquatic Mammals from the South Western Atlantic Ocean
Cassini, M.H. and Gomez, J.J. (17-Nov-15)

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.