For this module it is recommended that you take GEMSx006.1 - GEMSx006.4 or GEMSx006.6-GEMSx006.9 modules. Knowledge of R and packages that are used to produce geospatial maps is required. Prior knowledge of GIS software like ArcGIS or QGIS is a plus.
In this module we will learn how to evaluate our SDM results. We will use external evaluation data to check on accuracy of the modelled species distribution maps. In addition, many SDMs already provide a geographic projection of the species habitat/climate suitability, however more value can be added by crossing these data with other relevant thematic datasets for example with location of where the host crops for the modeled species grow. We will also learn how to interpret habitat suitability results.
This workshop is part of a 5-module series on species distribution modeling to provide researchers the ability to undertake a spatio-temporal accounting of biotic threats to crops, natural landscapes or the human society.
- Climate/habitat suitability map evaluation
- Co-mapping of SDM results with other relevant datasets
- SDM projection interpretation