An accuracy assessment of a spatial bioclimatic model

An accuracy assessment of a spatial bioclimatic model

Canadian Forest Service Publications

Posted 18 August 2011, by Staff, Natural Resources Canada,

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An accuracy assessment of a spatial bioclimatic model. 1996. McKenney, D.W.; Mackey, B.G.; Hutchinson, M.F.; Sims, R.A. Pages 1 -11 (Vol. RM-GTR-277) in Proceedings: Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences: Second International Symposium. May 21-23, 1996, Fort Collins, Colorado. Natural Resources Canada, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Fort Collins, Colorado, General Technical Report RM-GTR-277. 728 p.

Year: 1996

Issued By: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 29416

Language: English

Series: Information Report (GLFC – Sault Ste. Marie)

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Spatially explicit models of forest ecosystems require the integration of biophysical data at a range of scales. Preditions of biotic response should be based on spatially explicit models of the driving environmental processes, in particular those related to climate and topography. Ongoing research in the forests of Ontario have focused on the development of suitably scaled digital elevation models and mesoscaled models of climatic averages. These in turn hae been used to spatially extend varoius biological survey data. In this paper we present some accuracy assessments of the spatial climate models and subsquent differences in species’ predicted distributions.


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