Version 3 of the ABMI Species Website released

October 20, 2015 Etc ABMI video

Information on spatial distribution, habitat associations, responses to human footprint, and predicted relative abundance distributions for 2285 species in Alberta by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) at http://species.abmi.ca.

Watch this video for an explanation of modeling and data behind the results:

08_Dr. Peter Solymos & Dr. Erin Bayne - Applying Remote Sensing-Based Land Cover to Biodiversity Assessments from ABMI on Vimeo.

Statistical computing meets biodiversity conservation and natural resource management

Fitting removal models with the detect R package

In a paper recently published in the Condor, titled Evaluating time-removal models for estimating availability of boreal birds during point-count surveys: sample size requirements and model complexity, we assessed different ways of controlling for point-count duration in bird counts using data from the Boreal Avian Modelling Project. As the title indicates, the paper describes a cost-benefit analysis to make recommendations about when to use different types of the removal model. The paper is open access, so feel free to read the whole paper here).

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