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1 June 2005 KANSAS GAP ANALYSIS: THE IMPORTANCE OF VALIDATING DISTRIBUTIONAL MODELS BEFORE USING THEM
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Abstract

Maps of vertebrate distributions resulting from the Kansas Gap Analysis were compared with maps based on ecological-niche modeling of primary point-occurrence information. The latter maps were considerably more predictive of independent sets of test data than were the Gap maps, further supporting the idea that the method of Gap wildlife-habitat modeling has little analytical power. In general, the Kansas Gap maps were untested and unchecked, thus being heterogeneous, unreliable, and of little use for further analyses.

A. Townsend Peterson "KANSAS GAP ANALYSIS: THE IMPORTANCE OF VALIDATING DISTRIBUTIONAL MODELS BEFORE USING THEM," The Southwestern Naturalist 50(2), 230-236, (1 June 2005). https://doi.org/10.1894/0038-4909(2005)050[0230:KGATIO]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 18 August 2004; Published: 1 June 2005
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