Conference Contribution Details
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Holloway, P.
Spatial Simulation to Project Dynamic Movement of Species
Leicester, UK
Peer Reviewed Abstract
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Understanding the distributions of species is critical for biodiversity conservation, and species distribution models (SDMs) are a powerful GIScience framework for achieving this. Despite the vast potential of SDMs to address an array of challenges, they can be greatly improved by incorporating metrics that are developed based on spatial simulation. In this research, an individual-based model was used to simulate the dynamic relationship between movement and biotic resources for oilbirds in Venezuela. This simulation represented the sustainability of a neighbourhood, and improved the accuracy and ecological realism of the projection compared to other commonly applied SDM scenarios.