Suitability of Great Lakes for invasive species

Suitability of Great Lakes for invasive species

To efficiently manage and prevent species invasions, we need accurate predictions of where these species can arrive and persist. Species distribution models make such predictions…

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Potential global distribution of Chytrid fungus

Potential global distribution of Chytrid fungus

A second blog post from Tad Dallas’s internship at Vertica has been posted at their website. Read here to see how Tad used HP Vertica and…

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Rodent reservoirs of future zoonotic diseases

Rodent reservoirs of future zoonotic diseases

Which animal species are the most likely carriers of future emerging diseases? New research led by Barbara Han (also involving JP Schmidt, Sarah Bowden, and…

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Range bagging: a new method for ecological niche modeling from presence-only data

Range bagging: a new method for ecological niche modeling from presence-only data

Ecological niche modeling concerns the task of identifying the environmental conditions under which species persist. Niche modeling — and the mapping of species distributions it…

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UPDATE: Projected spread of White-nose Syndrome

UPDATE: Projected spread of White-nose Syndrome

Sean Maher has updated our model for the spread of White-nose Syndrome in the United States. The revised model was fit to data on the timing…

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Ecological niche models fit to presence-only and presence-absence data

Ecological niche models fit to presence-only and presence-absence data

The methodology of ecological niche modeling has long been a topic of interest in the lab. A particular challenge has been the development of methods that…

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Potential distribution of Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) in the North American Great Lakes

Potential distribution of Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) in the North American Great Lakes

Many species of carp are invasive in North America, accumulating large biomass, damaging benthic habitat, and disrupting native food webs. By contrast, the Grass Carp…

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