Introduction to SDM

Introduction to Species Distribution Models
What is species distribution modelling? Species distribution modelling, alternatively known as environmental niche modelling, (ecological) niche modelling,...
Wed, 9 Feb, 2022 at 5:19 PM
Ecological theory of species distribution models
Species distribution models, use both geographical and environmental space to predict a species realised environmental niche. Below we explore what these te...
Wed, 9 Feb, 2022 at 5:33 PM
Data for Species Distribution Models
With the increasing development of information technology, the amount of data in the world has been exploding. On top of that, there has been a large moveme...
Thu, 24 Feb, 2022 at 2:54 PM
Designing an SDM
In order to design a species distribution model, think carefully about the three components of the model: the species data, the environmental data, and th...
Tue, 8 Mar, 2022 at 1:27 PM
Absence Data
Depending on the species distribution modelling algorithm that you want to use, you might need absence data in addition to presence data. This can either be...
Wed, 9 Feb, 2022 at 5:56 PM
Interpretation of SDM model outputs
Once you have run an experiment on EcoCommons, the results page shows you a variety of different outputs. Below is an explanation on how to interpret the ou...
Thu, 24 Feb, 2022 at 5:12 PM
Model Evaluation
It is important to understand how to interpret the output of a model. A vital step in modelling is assessing the accuracy of the model prediction, commonly ...
Thu, 24 Feb, 2022 at 6:04 PM
SDMs and Climate Change Projections
Our climate is changing due to anthropogenic influences, and this will affect all ecosystems and the species living in them. Because the survival of a speci...
Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 at 12:44 PM
Ensemble- Interpretation of model results
Why conduct an ensemble analysis? Instead of using a single-model, or single-emissions-scenario approach to investigating species distributions you can con...
Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 at 1:20 PM