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Research Article

Modelling the Species Distribution of Flat-Headed Cats (Prionailurus planiceps), an Endangered South-East Asian Small Felid

  • Andreas Wilting equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Andreas Wilting, Anna Cord

    a.wilting@gmx.de

    Affiliation: Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany

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  • Anna Cord equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Andreas Wilting, Anna Cord

    Affiliations: Department of Remote Sensing, Institute of Geography, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling, Germany

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  • Andrew J. Hearn,

    Affiliations: Global Canopy Programme, Oxford, United Kingdom, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Deike Hesse,

    Affiliation: German Institute of Human Nutrition, Department of Experimental Diabetes, Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Germany

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  • Azlan Mohamed,

    Affiliations: Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, WWF-Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

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  • Carl Traeholdt,

    Affiliation: Copenhagen Zoo, Department of Research and Conservation, Frederiksberg, Denmark

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  • Susan M. Cheyne,

    Affiliations: Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Orang-utan Tropical Peatland Project, University of Palangka Raya, Kalimantan, Indonesia

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  • Sunarto Sunarto,

    Affiliations: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America, WWF-Indonesia, Pekanbaru, Indonesia

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  • Mohd-Azlan Jayasilan,

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia, School of Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Joanna Ross,

    Affiliations: Global Canopy Programme, Oxford, United Kingdom, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Aurélie C. Shapiro,

    Affiliation: Conservation Science Program, WWF-US, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Anthony Sebastian,

    Affiliation: Aonyx Environmental, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

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  • Stefan Dech,

    Affiliations: Department of Remote Sensing, Institute of Geography, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling, Germany

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  • Christine Breitenmoser,

    Affiliation: IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group, c/o KORA, Muri b. Bern, Switzerland

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  • Jim Sanderson,

    Affiliation: Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Network, Los Altos, California, United States of America

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  • J. W. Duckworth,

    Affiliation: Wildlife Conservation Society Asia Program, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Heribert Hofer

    Affiliation: Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany

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  • Published: March 17, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009612

About the Authors

Andreas Wilting, Heribert Hofer
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
Anna Cord, Stefan Dech
Department of Remote Sensing, Institute of Geography, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Anna Cord, Stefan Dech
German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling, Germany
Andrew J. Hearn, Joanna Ross
Global Canopy Programme, Oxford, United Kingdom
Andrew J. Hearn, Susan M. Cheyne, Joanna Ross
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Deike Hesse
German Institute of Human Nutrition, Department of Experimental Diabetes, Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Germany
Azlan Mohamed
Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Azlan Mohamed
WWF-Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Carl Traeholdt
Copenhagen Zoo, Department of Research and Conservation, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Susan M. Cheyne
Orang-utan Tropical Peatland Project, University of Palangka Raya, Kalimantan, Indonesia
Sunarto Sunarto
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America
Sunarto Sunarto
WWF-Indonesia, Pekanbaru, Indonesia
Mohd-Azlan Jayasilan
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
Mohd-Azlan Jayasilan
School of Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Australia
Aurélie C. Shapiro
Conservation Science Program, WWF-US, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Anthony Sebastian
Aonyx Environmental, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Christine Breitenmoser
IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group, c/o KORA, Muri b. Bern, Switzerland
Jim Sanderson
Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Network, Los Altos, California, United States of America
J. W. Duckworth
Wildlife Conservation Society Asia Program, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: a.wilting@gmx.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AW AC. Performed the experiments: AW AC DH. Analyzed the data: AW AC HH. Wrote the paper: AW AC. Contributed to the data collection: AW AJH AM CT SMC SS MAJ JR AS CB JS JWD. Edited the manuscript: AJH DH AM CT SMC SS MAJ JR ACS AS SD CB JS JWD HH.