A Systematic Review of Marine-Based Species Distribution Models (SDMs) with Recommendations for Best Practice.
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Robinson, Nestor M.
Nelson, Wendy A.
Costello, Mark J.
Sutherland, Judy E.
Lundquist, Carolyn J.
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In the marine environment Species Distribution Models (SDMs) have been used in hundreds of papers for predicting the present and future geographic range and environmental niche of species. We have analyzed ways in which SDMs are being applied to marine species in order to recommend best practice in future studies. This systematic review was registered as a protocol on the Open Science Framework: https:// osf.io/tngs6/. The literature reviewed (236 papers) was published between 1992 and July 2016. The number of papers significantly increased through time (R2 = 0.92, p < 0.05). The studies were predominantly carried out in the Temperate Northern Atlantic (45%) followed by studies of global scale (11%) and studies in Temperate Australasia (10%). The majority of studies reviewed focused on theoretical ecology (37%) including investigations of biological invasions by non-native organisms, conservation planning (19%), and climate change predictions (17%). Most of the studies were.....
JournalFrontiers in Marine Science
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14A
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Phytoplankton biomass and diversity; Zooplankton biomass and diversity
Zooplankton biomass and diversity
Marine turtles, birds, mammals abundance and distribution
Benthic invertebrate abundance and distribution
Best Practice TypeGuide
CitationRobinson, N.M .; Nelson, W.A.; Costello, M.J.; Sutherland, J.E. and Lundquist. C.J. (2017) A Systematic Review of Marine-Based Species Distribution Models (SDMs) with recommendations for Best Practice. Frontiers in Marine Science.,4:421. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00421
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