Apr 3, 2020

modleR: a modular workflow to perform ecological niche modeling in R

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A. Sanchez-TapiaM. F. d. Siqueira


Ecological niche models (ENM) use the environmental variables associated with the currently known distribution of a species to model its ecological niche and project it into the geographic space. Widely used and misused, ENM has become a common tool for ecologists and decision-makers. Many ENM platforms have been developed over the years, first as standalone programs, later as packages within script-based programming languages and environments. The democratization of these programming tools and the advent of Open Science brought a growing concern regarding the reproducibility, transparency, robustness, portability, and interoperability in ENM workflows.ENM workflows have some core components that are replicated between projects. However, they have a large internal variation due to the variety of research questions and applications. Any ecological niche modeling platform should take into account this trade-off between stability and reproducibility on one hand, and flexibility and decision-making on the other. Here, we present modleR, a four-step workflow that wraps some of the common phases executed during an ecological niche model procedure. We have divided the process into (1) data setup, (2) model fitting and projection, (3) ...Continue Reading

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