Journal article

A comparison of joint species distribution models for presence-absence data

David P Wilkinson, Nick Golding, Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita, Reid Tingley, Michael A McCarthy

Methods in Ecology and Evolution | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

1. Joint species distribution models (JSDMs) account for biotic interactions and missing environmental predictors in correlative species distribution models. Several different JSDMs have been proposed in the literature, but the use of different or conflicting nomenclature and statistical notation potentially obscures similarities and differences among them. Furthermore, new JSDM implementations have been illustrated with different case studies, preventing direct comparisons of computational and statistical performance. 2. We aim to resolve these outstanding issues by (a) highlighting similarities among seven presence–absence JSDMs using a clearly defined, singular notation; and (b) evaluati..

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