Regression models for spatial prediction: their role for biodiversity and conservation
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- Lehmann, A., Overton, J. & Austin, M. Biodiversity and Conservation (2002) 11: 2085. doi:10.1023/A:1021354914494
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This paper is an introduction to a Special Issue on ‘regression models for spatial predictions’ published in Biodiversity and Conservation following an international workshop held in Switzerland in 2001 (http://leba.unige.ch/workshop). This introduction describes how the exponential growth in computing power has improved our ability to reach spatially explicit assessment of biodiversity and to develop cost-effective conservation management. New questions arising from these modern approaches are listed, while papers presenting examples of applications are briefly introduced.