• Climate suitability as a predictor of conservation translocation failure

      Bellis, Joe; Bourke, David; Maschinski, Joyce; Heineman, Katherine D.; Dalrymple, Sarah (2020)
      …We used species distribution models (SDMs) to predict the climate suitability of 102 release sites for amphibians, reptiles and terrestrial insects and compared suitability predictions between successful and failed attempts. We then quantified the importance of climate suitability relative to five other variables frequently considered in the literature to be important determinants of translocation success: number of release years, number of individuals released, life stage released, origin of the source population and position of the release site relative to the species’ range….