Heading home from scaling up in Baltimore

It’s pouring rain over here at Baltimore while I’m on my way back from the Scaling Up workshop organized by ESA. We had a awesome time here thinking about questions, projects and collaborations on connecting community ecological data and processes with the macro scale. More impressions at #ESAScalingUP, and hopefully some updates about our progress…

Process, correlation and parameter fitting in species distribution models: a response to Kriticos et al.

Last year, I blogged about “Correlation and process in species distribution models: bridging a dichotomy”, a paper that we published in a recent special issue of the Journal of Biogeography. Broadly speaking, the paper discusses properties and issues around different approaches to modeling species distributions, with a focus on the extent to which those models…