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Effects of sample size on the performance of species distribution models

Wisz, M.S.; Hijmans, R.J.; Li, J.; Peterson, A. Townsend; Graham, C.H.; Guisan, Antoine; Elith, J; Dudik, M.; Ferrier, S.; Huettmann, F.; Leathwick, John; Lohmann, Lucia G.; Loiselle, Bette A.; Phillips, Steven J.; Williams, Stephen E.; Zimmermann, Niklaus; Moritz, Craig


A wide range of modelling algorithms is used by ecologists, conservation practitioners, and others to predict species ranges from point locality data. Unfortunately, the amount of data available is limited for many taxa and regions, making it essential to quantify the sensitivity of these algorithms to sample size. This is the first study to address this need by rigorously evaluating a broad suite of algorithms with independent presence-absence data from multiple species and regions. We...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Diversity and Distributions
DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2008.00482.x


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