Journal article

A statistical explanation of MaxEnt for ecologists

Jane Elith, Steven J Phillips, Trevor Hastie, Miroslav Dudik, Yung En Chee, Colin J Yates

Diversity and Distributions | WILEY | Published : 2011


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by U.S. National Science Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

J.E. was supported by an Australian Research Council grant, FT0991640 and by an early consultancy that raised the question of how to explain MaxEnt to end-users (Jeff Tranter, Environmental Resources Information Network, Canberra, Australia). T.H. was partially supported by grant DMS-1007719 from the U.S. National Science Foundation. Simon Ferrier, John Baumgartner and Tord Snall provided useful feedback on ideas and/or the manuscript. Robert Hijmans provided the method for taking samples proportional to area. Stuart Elith helped with artwork. Thanks to the reviewers - Mark Robertson, Janet Franklin and Cory Merow - for generous and constructive comments and good ideas.