Comparison of habitat models of the alpine and the fire salamander
Thesis in the field of herpetology / conservation biology and phylogeography
Alpine salamanders (Salamandra atra) and fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) rarely occur syntopically, but where they occur they build up very high population densities.
A habitat model for both species should clarify which environmental factors cause these species to be largely mutually exclusive. In addition, the effective population size should be estimated by means of of mark-recapture studies and genetic markers. Potential study areas are located in the Alpine region. Syntopic occurrences of fire salamanders and alpine salamanders are known from the Kolomannsberg near Mondsee or from the Bluntautal near Golling.