Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Questions guiding this niche-modeling project:
-Are the predicted niches distinct? Do all subspecies show the same niche?
-Are new data showing interesting observations/alternative hypotheses?
-Does land use data show something interesting?
-What about mapping the tree? Is this interesting?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Finished georeferencing and data entry from museums and my field data using mostly Google Earth searches and the gazetteer. Still to do is enter elevation for SR's coordinates. Also, need to parse and georeference the bird field reports sent to me from CBD and Morten.

-How many samples are enough for the present data?
-How do you deal with scale issues? Some species are very specific/exact locations while some are only in a given province...
-If there is more than one bird noted at a location (eg. 20 birds of this species noted at this location at this time, do you record all 20 birds as 20 separate samples?