Mechanistic species distribution modelling as a link between physiology and conservation

@inproceedings{Evans2015MechanisticSD,
  title={Mechanistic species distribution modelling as a link between physiology and conservation},
  author={Tyler G Evans and Sarah E Diamond and Morgan W Kelly},
  booktitle={Conservation physiology},
  year={2015}
}
Climate change conservation planning relies heavily on correlative species distribution models that estimate future areas of occupancy based on environmental conditions encountered in present-day ranges. The approach benefits from rapid assessment of vulnerability over a large number of organisms, but can have poor predictive power when transposed to novel environments and reveals little in the way of causal mechanisms that define changes in species distribution or abundance. Having… CONTINUE READING
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