Testing species assemblage predictions from stacked and joint species distribution models

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Authors Damaris Zurell, Niklaus E. Zimmermann, Helge Gross, Andri Baltensweiler, Thomas Sattler, Rafael O. W├╝est
Journal/Conference Name Journal of Biogeography
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Paper Abstract Predicting the spatial distribution of species assemblages remains an important challenge in biogeography. Recently, it has been proposed to extend correlative species distribution models (SDMs) by taking into account (a) covariance between species occurrences in so-called joint species distribution models (JSDMs) and (b) ecological assembly rules within the SESAM (spatially explicit species assemblage modelling) framework. Yet, little guidance exists on how these approaches could be combined. We, thus, aim to compare the accuracy of assemblage predictions derived from stacked and from joint SDMs.
Date of publication 2019
Code Programming Language R
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