Modelling distributions of species under environmental change - Project Summary

Date: 16, Nov, 2020
Author(s):   Casey Visintin
Publisher: TSR Hub

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.