Standards for distribution models in biodiversity assessments.

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serval:BIB_C5EF03DAE314
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
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Title
Standards for distribution models in biodiversity assessments.
Journal
Science advances
Author(s)
Araújo M.B., Anderson R.P., Márcia Barbosa A., Beale C.M., Dormann C.F., Early R., Garcia R.A., Guisan A., Maiorano L., Naimi B., O'Hara R.B., Zimmermann N.E., Rahbek C.
ISSN
2375-2548 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2375-2548
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
5
Number
1
Pages
eaat4858
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't ; Systematic Review
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Demand for models in biodiversity assessments is rising, but which models are adequate for the task? We propose a set of best-practice standards and detailed guidelines enabling scoring of studies based on species distribution models for use in biodiversity assessments. We reviewed and scored 400 modeling studies over the past 20 years using the proposed standards and guidelines. We detected low model adequacy overall, but with a marked tendency of improvement over time in model building and, to a lesser degree, in biological data and model evaluation. We argue that implementation of agreed-upon standards for models in biodiversity assessments would promote transparency and repeatability, eventually leading to higher quality of the models and the inferences used in assessments. We encourage broad community participation toward the expansion and ongoing development of the proposed standards and guidelines.
Keywords
Biodiversity, Environmental Monitoring/standards, Guidelines as Topic, Models, Theoretical, Peer Review, Spatio-Temporal Analysis
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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27/04/2020 6:20
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