|Outline content for SDM workshop|
Kuala Lumpur, 6-10 February 2011
This course will be a practical introduction to species distribution models (SDMs; also known as ecological niche models or bioclimatic models). SDMs predict species distributions by combining observed occurrence records with environmental data. They are used to develop ecological and evolutionary insights and to predict distributions across landscapes, sometimes requiring extrapolation in space and time.
This workshop will focus on both theoretical and practical aspects of SDMs, with particular emphasis on how to do a good job of fitting and evaluating a model.
Using a mixture of lectures, lab exercises, discussions, and case studies, participants will learn to:
Practical sessions will use free statistical software including R and MaxEnt. Example data will be provided but participants are also encouraged to bring their own data.
Topics covered in lectures:
Topics covered in practicals:
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