Overview

Learn why Species Distribution Modelling (SDM) is necessary, what SDM can be used for, as well as the underlying ecological concepts of SDM.

Learning objectives

At the end of this unit you should know

  • why SDM is needed,
  • what SDM can be used for, and
  • why the fundamental ecological concepts of species, niches, interactions, adaptation and dispersal are crucial for critically evaluating SDM results.