Mapping Species Distributions

Spatial Inference and Prediction

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  • 0511763913
  • 9780521700023
  • 9780511763915
  • 9780511848117
Maps of species' distributions or habitat suitability are required for many aspects of environmental research, resource management and conservation planning. These include biodiversity assessment, reserve design, habitat management and restoration, species and habitat conservation plans and predicting the effects of environmental change on species and ecosystems. The proliferation of methods and uncertainty regarding their effectiveness can be daunting to researchers, resource managers and conservation planners alike. Franklin summarises the methods used in species distribution modeling (also called niche modeling) and presents a framework for spatial prediction of species distributions based on the attributes (space, time, scale) of the data and questions being asked. The framework links theoretical ecological models of species distributions to spatial data on species and environment, and statistical models used for spatial prediction. Providing practical guidelines to students, researchers and practitioners in a broad range of environmental sciences including ecology, geography, conservation biology, and natural resources management.
  • Cambridge University Press; January 2010
  • ISBN 9780511763915
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  • Title: Mapping Species Distributions
  • Author: Janet Franklin
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511763913
  • 9780521700023
  • 9780511763915
  • 9780511848117

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'This is a very useful book that we commend to anyone interested in species distribution models … This is probably the best book available on species distribution models.' Oryx