Habitat suitability models for the conservation of thermophilic grasshoppers and bush crickets—simple or complex?

@article{Hein2006HabitatSM,
  title={Habitat suitability models for the conservation of thermophilic grasshoppers and bush crickets—simple or complex?},
  author={Silke Hein and Julia Voss and H. -J. Poethke and Schr{\"o}der Boris},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={221-240}
}
One goal of conservation biology is the assessment of effects of land use change on species distribution. One approach for identifying the factors, which determine habitat suitability for a species are statistical habitat distribution models. These models are quantitative and can be used for predictions in management scenarios. However, they often have one major shortcoming, which is their complexity. This means that they need several, often costly-to-determine parameters for predictions of… CONTINUE READING