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New paper on model transferability in SDMs

Grant RW Humphries, March 13, 2015

Hi everyone,

I'm posting on behalf of Leigh Torres:

New paper available online -

Torres LG, Sutton PJH, Thompson DR, Delord K, Weimerskirch H, Sagar PM, Sommer E, Dilley BJ, Ryan PG, Phillips RA. 2015. Poor Transferability of Species Distribution Models for a Pelagic Predator, the Grey Petrel, Indicates Contrasting Habitat Preferences across Ocean Basins. PLOS ONE. 10(3):e0120014. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120014

The paper will be relevant to anyone interested in developing or applying species distribution models (SDMs) to marine predators. We discuss the methods, capacity, and limitations of interpolating and extrapolating SDMs between spatial regions and populations.

The paper can be viewed/download here: