Statistical models for spatially explicit biological data.

@article{Rogers2012StatisticalMF,
  title={Statistical models for spatially explicit biological data.},
  author={D. J. Rogers and L. Sedda},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2012},
  volume={139 14},
  pages={1852-69}
}
Existing algorithms for predicting species' distributions sit on a continuum between purely statistical and purely biological approaches. Most of the existing algorithms are aspatial because they do not consider the spatial context, the occurrence of the species or conditions conducive to the species' existence, in neighbouring areas. The geostatistical techniques of kriging and cokriging are presented in an attempt to encourage biologists more frequently to consider them. Unlike deterministic… CONTINUE READING