Niche Modeling: Predictions from Statistical Distributions - Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Biology (Hardback)David Stockwell (author)
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Above all, successful niche modeling requires a deep understanding of the process of creating and using probability. Off-the-shelf statistical packages are tailored exactly to applications but can hide problematic complexities. Recipe book implementations fail to educate users in the details, assumptions, and pitfalls of analysis, but may be able to adapt to the specific needs of each study. Examining the sources of errors such as autocorrelation, bias, long term persistence, nonlinearity, circularity, and fraud, this seminal reference provides an understanding of the limitations and potential pitfalls of prediction, emphasizing the importance of avoiding errors.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 17 mm
... this book provides a comprehensive introduction to ecological niche modeling development and evaluation. The intended audience of this book is ecologists and students who have some familiarity in niche modeling and would like to have a better understanding of computation, as well as the limitations of and potential pitfalls in niche model prediction.
-Yingwei Peng, Technometrics, August 2010
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