February 2018 News

Friday, February 23, 2018
A variety of models have been developed to map the distribution, occupancy, and abundance of species across space. In this talk, I will discuss a relatively new model which...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Latitudinal diversity gradients (LDGs), with species richness peaking in the tropics and tailing off towards the poles, form one of global biodiversity’s most remarkable ...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
A paper in Nature by Lab graduate student Ignacio Quintero and Walter Jetz offers a new and global look at the elevational gradient in diversity and its macroevolutionary...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
We’ll use a complete workflow - from data download to maps of predictions - to model a species’ geographic distributions (ranges). Goals include understanding: (1)...
Thursday, February 8, 2018
We’ll use spatial data to introduce fundamental concepts for the R programming language and teach best coding practices useful for beginners and experienced alike. Goals...