Table 1 Description of the ecologic niche models for Hendra reservoir Pteropus species for each decade 1980–1989, 1990–1999, and 2000–2015, respectively.

From: The impact of human population pressure on flying fox niches and the potential consequences for Hendra virus spillover

Predicted pteropid SDM AUC Rank 1 (%) Rank 2 (%) Rank 3 (%) Rank 4 (%) Rank 5 (%)
1980–1989 83% Precip, wettest qtr (83.0) Altitude (7.2%) Migration 1970–1980 (4.0) Temp, coldest qtr (3.4) Precip, driest qtr (1.3)
1990–1999 88% Altitude (43.4) Precip, wettest qtr (40.9) Migration 1980–1990 (16.0) Temp, coldest qtr (3.9) Precip, driest qtr (1.8)
2000–2015 80% Precip, wettest qtr (57.0) Altitude (23.4) Precip, driest qtr (9.0) Temp, warmest qtr (5.7) Temp, coldest qtr (4.6)
  1. For each model the area under the curve (AUC) is presented to describe model performance, and the ranking of the top five landscape features defining the ecologic niche are listed with their respective relative influences reported as a percentage in parentheses. The rank order is determined by the magnitude of the relative influence. Precipitation (Precip) during the driest and wettest quarters (qtr), and temperature (Temp) during the warmest and coldest quarters represent the mean measurements during these quarters over the period 1950 to 2000. Migration represents the net human migration per 1 km2 during the previous decade.