Third Thursday Web Forum: Collaboratively developing decision-quality species distribution models

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“Collaboratively developing decision-quality species distribution models: The Southeast Modeling Pilot Project” with Todd Jones-Farrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service & Regan Smyth, NatureServe

Increasing our understanding of species distributions is important for gaining a better understanding of the conservation value of current Southeast landscapes. Further, models of species distributions for a wide variety of taxa can help us plan for change more holistically. In this webinar, we will present the cooperative modeling framework developed by NatureServe to develop their recently released Map of Biodiversity Importance (MoBI). The MoBI project modeled habitat for approximately 2500 species across the continental United States. We will then discuss how this framework is being refined in the Southeast to develop “decision quality” models for species that have been petitioned for the Endangered Species Act or on the recently released Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

 

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Archived presentation and web recording:

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Web recording