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species distribution Modelling (SDM)

It introduces the fundamental concepts underpinning SDMs with the opportunity to learn to work with the sdm R package.

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10.2.2020 at 09:00 - 9.3.2020 at 23:59

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Babak Naimi

Published, 24.3.2020 at 15:34

Dear Students,

Please check the Moodle where I just included the instruction for the final project.

Good luck,
Babak

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Babak Naimi

Published, 16.3.2020 at 9:14

Dear Students of the "Species Distribution Modelling" course,

Given the new situation regarding the Coronavirus, all the in-person classes are cancelled. We will proceed with the course remotely as we planned before, i.e., you will be given the lectures (through the video lectures that I am recording and uploading on the Moodle page), and you follow the instructions in the exercise files and also do the assignments. You will also do the final project given the instruction I will provide this (second) week. Please send your questions to my email at babak.naimi@helsinki.fi

Good luck,

Babak

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Mon 9.3.2020
14:15 - 17:45
Tue 10.3.2020
12:15 - 15:45
Wed 11.3.2020
14:15 - 17:45
Mon 16.3.2020
14:15 - 17:45
Tue 17.3.2020
12:15 - 15:45
Wed 18.3.2020
14:15 - 17:45
Mon 23.3.2020
14:15 - 17:45
Tue 24.3.2020
12:15 - 15:45
Wed 25.3.2020
14:15 - 17:45

Material

Dear Students,

Here, I put the PowerPoint presentations that are presented in the class.

Good luck,
Babak

Tasks

Assignments and Exercises

Dropbox link including exercise files, as well as datasets required for them

Description

Optional course

Geography programme is responsible for the course

GEOG-P300

The course is available to students from other degree programmes, if enough resources

GEOG-P302

Species distribution modelling is a widely used approach to examine and predict biological responses in space and time. Student learns how to gain insights in 1) overall species distributions, 2) their past-present-future probability of occurrence, and 3) to quantify species–environment relationships.

The recommended time for completion is in 1. or 2. year of M.Sc. Studies

The course is organised every second year

Lectures and practicals: Species distribution modelling, species distributions and biogeographical theory, drivers of global and local species distribution patterns, biotic interactions, species distribution modelling based on regression methods, species distribution modelling based on machine-learning methods - stacked species distribution modelling.

Exam and practicals, grading 0-5

Lectures, practicals

Responsible teacher during academic year 2019-20 Naimi Babak (naimi.babak@helsinki.fi).