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OPEN DISCUSSION ON THE USE OF SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELLING IN THE DEEP-SEA USING R

IMG-20180511-WA0019Title: OPEN DISCUSSION ON THE USE OF SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELLING IN THE DEEP-SEA USING R 

Instructor: Dr José Manuel González-Irusta (ATLAS partner, Azores)

Date:  May 23rd –25th, 2018

Language: English

Location: IMAR-DOP, Rua Prof. Doutor Frederico Machado 9901-862, HORTA, Portugal

Register: IMAR-DOP staff interested in the course can register sending an e-mail to gonzalezirusta@gmail.combefore the 20th of May. Places limited to the room capacity. 

Short Introduction:

Distribution Models (DMs), also called species distribution models, habitat suitability models or ecological niche models are correlative statistical models which combines georeferenced information of species distribution with environmental variables in a GIS format (raster) to predict the geographical distribution of species or habitats. Distribution models is a fast-moving field, which is receiving growing attention every year (one of the top 5 research front in ecology according to the ISI’s Essential Science Indicators in July of 2012).

The aim of the talks is to get into the development of Distribution Models (DMs) using R. It is expected that participants will acquire a basic knowledge about the ecological and statistical basis of DMs as well as the capacity to perform ecological niche models using R. Participants will learn about the differences between the available approaches (presence-absence, only presence, abundance), the advantages and disadvantages of each approach as well as how to use some of the most popular algorithms in DMs (GAMs, MaxEnt and Random Forest) and the differences between them.

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