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Table 5 Boyce index ( B b ) of the habitat suitability maps for barking deer, Himalayan goral and Himalayan serow

From: Habitat suitability models of mountain ungulates: identifying potential areas for conservation

  Suitability ( i ) Proportion of evaluation points ( P i ) Relative area covered by a particular suitability class ( E i ) Predicted-to-expected ratio Boyce index ( Bb )
Barking deer Poorly suitable 0.08 0.18 0.44 1.00
  Moderately suitable 0.13 0.19 0.68  
  Suitable 0.27 0.33 0.82  
  Highly suitable 0.52 0.31 1.68  
Himalayan goral Poorly suitable 0.11 0.38 0.29 1.00
  Moderately suitable 0.25 0.26 0.96  
  Suitable 0.44 0.32 1.38  
  Highly suitable 0.19 0.04 4.75  
Himalayan serow Poorly suitable 0.03 0.13 0.23 0.60
  Moderately suitable 0.08 0.23 0.35  
  Suitable 0.37 0.24 1.54  
  Highly suitable 0.53 0.40 1.33  
  1. High values indicate a high consistency in the evaluation of the datasets, and a value greater than 1 indicates good suitability.