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Novel methods improve prediction of species' distributions from occurrence data
Prediction of species' distributions is central to diverse applications in ecology, evolution and conservation science. Expand
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Sample selection bias and presence-only distribution models: implications for background and pseudo-absence data.
Most methods for modeling species distributions from occurrence records require additional data representing the range of environmental conditions in the modeled region. These data, called backgroundExpand
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The effect of sample size and species characteristics on performance of different species distribution modeling methods
Species distribution models should provide conservation practioners with estimates of the spatial distributions of species requiring attention. These species are often rare and have limited knownExpand
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Measuring ecological niche overlap from occurrence and spatial environmental data
Aim Concerns over how global change will influence species distributions, in conjunction with increased emphasis on understanding niche dynamics in evolutionary and community contexts, highlight theExpand
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Niche Conservatism: Integrating Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation Biology
▪ Abstract Niche conservatism is the tendency of species to retain ancestral ecological characteristics. In the recent literature, a debate has emerged as to whether niches are conserved. We suggestExpand
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Effects of sample size on the performance of species distribution models
A wide range of modelling algorithms is used by ecologists, conservation practitioners, and others to predict species ranges from point locality data. Unfortunately, the amount of data available isExpand
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New developments in museum-based informatics and applications in biodiversity analysis.
Information from natural history collections (NHCs) about the diversity, taxonomy and historical distributions of species worldwide is becoming increasingly available over the Internet. In light ofExpand
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An Update of Wallace’s Zoogeographic Regions of the World
Next-Generation Biogeography In 1876, Alfred Russel Wallace mapped the zoogeographical regions of the world, based on the distributions and taxonomic relationships of broadly defined mammalianExpand
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