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Novel methods improve prediction of species' distributions from occurrence data
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This work compared 16 modelling methods over 226 species from 6 regions of the world, creating the most comprehensive set of model comparisons to date and found that presence-only data were effective for modelling species' distributions for many species and regions.
Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions
This book provides a first synthetic view of an emerging area of ecology and biogeography, linking individual- and population-level processes to geographic distributions and biodiversity patterns.
ENMeval: An R package for conducting spatially independent evaluations and estimating optimal model complexity for Maxent ecological niche models
Recent studies have demonstrated a need for increased rigour in building and evaluating ecological niche models (ENMs) based on presence‐only occurrence data. Two major goals are to balance
Opening the black box: an open-source release of Maxent
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A new open-source release of the Maxent software for modeling species distributions from occurrence records and environmental data is announced, and a new R package for fitting Maxent models using the glmnet package for regularized generalized linear models is described.
Making better Maxent models of species distributions: complexity, overfitting and evaluation
Models of species niches and distributions have become invaluable to biogeographers over the past decade, yet several outstanding methodological issues remain. Here we address three critical ones:
The effect of the extent of the study region on GIS models of species geographic distributions and estimates of niche evolution: preliminary tests with montane rodents (genus Nephelomys) in Venezuela
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This work examines how changes in the extent of the study region affects models of two rodents, Nephelomys caracolus and Nep Helomys meridensis.
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