Modelling distributions of species under environmental change

Date: 08, Sep, 2020
Author(s):   Casey Visintin, Brendan Wintle
Publisher: TSR Hub

The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment has requested a review of their internal species distribution modelling practices used by the Environmental Resources Information Network, and last reviewed more than a decade ago. We have concluded that the current practices are still valid for the purpose of describing broad distributions of species across temporally static landscapes. The modelling can be improved upon with respect to treating survey bias and evaluating predictions, and we provide recommended methods to accomplish this.