Integrated SDM database: Enhancing the relevance and utility of species distribution models in conservation management

  title={Integrated SDM database: Enhancing the relevance and utility of species distribution models in conservation management},
  author={Veronica F. Frans and Am{\'e}lie A. Aug{\'e} and Jim Fyfe and Yuqian Zhang and N Mcnally and Hendrik Edelhoff and Niko Balkenhol and Jan O. Engler},
  journal={Methods in Ecology and Evolution},
  pages={243 - 261}
Species' ranges are changing at accelerating rates. Species distribution models (SDMs) are powerful tools that help rangers and decision‐makers prepare for reintroductions, range shifts, reductions and/or expansions by predicting habitat suitability across landscapes. Yet, range‐expanding or ‐shifting species in particular face other challenges that traditional SDM procedures cannot quantify, due to large differences between a species' currently occupied range and potential future range. The… 

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