The Threatened Species Recovery Hub’s six-year research program was completed in 2021. For more information see our about page.
This project informs and updates Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE)’s current practices for species distribution modelling under future climate change. These practices were last reviewed almost a decade ago. We identify robust methods that can be applied to map threatened species distributions under current and future climates, ensuring that these are “fit-for-purpose” for target applications and reflect the current state of knowledge in the field. Further, this project: (1) extends previous work to provide more detailed guidance on difficult-to-model species and data bias; and (2) undertakes new work to develop a concept of habitat critical to the survival of a species.