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

Introducing the bSims R package for simulating bird point counts

The bSims R package is a highly scientific and utterly addictive bird point count simulator. Highly scientific, because it implements a spatially explicit mechanistic simulation that is based on statistical models widely used in bird point count analysis (i.e. removal models, distance sampling), and utterly addictive because the implementation is designed to allow rapid interactive exploration (via shiny apps) and efficient simulation (supporting various parallel backends), thus elevating the user experience.

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