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Random forests for classification in ecology.
Classification procedures are some of the most widely used statistical methods in ecology. Random forests (RF) is a new and powerful statistical classifier that is well established in otherExpand
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Machine Learning Methods Without Tears: A Primer for Ecologists
Machine learning methods, a family of statistical techniques with origins in the field of artificial intelligence, are recognized as holding great promise for the advancement of understanding and prediction about ecological phenomena. Expand
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Global threats from invasive alien species in the twenty-first century and national response capacities
Invasive alien species (IAS) threaten human livelihoods and biodiversity globally. Increasing globalization facilitates IAS arrival, and environmental changes, including climate change, facilitateExpand
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Predicting climate‐induced range shifts: model differences and model reliability
Predicted changes in the global climate are likely to cause large shifts in the geographic ranges of many plant and animal species. To date, predictions of future range shifts have relied on aExpand
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Terrestrial and Inland Water Systems
The topics assessed in this chapter were last assessed by the IPCC in 2007, principally in WGII AR4 Chapters 3 (Kundzewicz et al., 2007) and 4 (Fischlin et al., 2007), but also in WGII AR4 SectionsExpand
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Projected climate-induced faunal change in the Western Hemisphere.
Climate change is predicted to be one of the greatest drivers of ecological change in the coming century. Increases in temperature over the last century have clearly been linked to shifts in speciesExpand
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Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change on Amphibian Populations
As part of an overall decline in biodiversity, populations of many organisms are declining and species are being lost at unprecedented rates around the world. This includes many populations andExpand
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Nature Contact and Human Health: A Research Agenda
Background: At a time of increasing disconnectedness from nature, scientific interest in the potential health benefits of nature contact has grown. Research in recent decades has yielded substantialExpand
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Dispersal will limit ability of mammals to track climate change in the Western Hemisphere
As they have in response to past climatic changes, many species will shift their distributions in response to modern climate change. However, due to the unprecedented rapidity of projected climaticExpand
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Efficiency of incentives to jointly increase carbon sequestration and species conservation on a landscape
We develop an integrated model to predict private land-use decisions in response to policy incentives designed to increase the provision of carbon sequestration and species conservation acrossExpand
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