Research by Dr. Ken Feeley Highlighted in Cover of Diversity and Distributions

Friday, November 25, 2011

The article "Keep collecting: accurate species distribution modelling requires more collections than previously thought" by FIU-Fairchild Faculty Kenneth Feeley and Miles Silman (Wake Forest University) was published as the cover article in Diversity and Distributions (Volume 17, Issue 6, pages 1132–1140).  This paper illustrates how temporally auto-correlated collection biases decrease the accuracy of species distribution models and hence necessitate larger sample sizes.