Applying species distribution models to caves and other subterranean habitats

  title={Applying species distribution models to caves and other subterranean habitats},
  author={Stefano Mammola and Boris Leroy},
Over the last two decades there has been an exponential increase in the use of correlative species distribution models (SDMs) to address a variety of topics in ecology, biogeography, evolution, and conservation biology. Conversely, the use of these statistical methods to study the potential distribution of subterranean organisms has lagged behind, relative to their above-ground (epigean) counterparts. The reason for this is possibly related to a number of peculiarities of subterranean systems… 

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