Quantifying apart what belongs together: A multi‐state species distribution modelling framework for species using distinct habitats

  title={Quantifying apart what belongs together: A multi‐state species distribution modelling framework for species using distinct habitats},
  author={Veronica F. Frans and Am{\'e}lie A. Aug{\'e} and Hendrik Edelhoff and Stefan Erasmi and Niko Balkenhol and Jan O. Engler},
  journal={Methods in Ecology and Evolution},
  pages={108 - 98}
Species distribution models (SDMs) have been used to inform scientists and conservationists about the status and change in occurrence patterns in threatened species. Many mobile species use multiple functionally distinct habitats, and cannot occupy one habitat type without the other being within a reachable distance. For such species, classical applications of SDMs might lead to erroneous representations of habitat suitability, as the complex relationships between predictors are lost when… 

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