Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tutorials on Maxent and ENMTools

A few months ago, I gave a workshop at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia.  We covered some basic concepts for niche modeling and ecological biogeography, and then ran through some sample exercises in Maxent, ENMTools, and ecospat.

First, here's a tutorial on basic ideas and procedures for niche modeling:

Then a very brief foray into the different assumptions that need to be made when using niche models for different purposes in ecological biogeography:

The main event was a two hour demo of ENMTools.  Unfortunately we had a serious issue with the recording: there was no audio at all!  I'll try to replicate the talk on my own and upload it one of these days.

For those of you who want to play along at home, the demo data is here:


I really want to thank JCU for having me out, and in particular Megan Higgie and Conrad Hoskin for their hospitality.