Descript 
xiv, 313 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm. 
Contents 
Introduction: Landscape modeling of species and their habitats : history, uncertainty, and complexity / Yolanda F. Wiersma, Falk Huettmann, and C. Ashton Drew  Current state of knowledge: Integrating theory and predictive modeling for conservation research / Jeremy T. Kerr, Manisha Kulkarni, and Adam Algar. The state of spatial and spatiotemporal statistical modeling / Melvin B. Hooten  Integration of ecological theory into modeling practice: Proper data management as the scientific foundation for modeling / Benjamin Zuckerberg, Falk Huettmann, and Jacqueline Frair. The role of assumptions in predictions of habitat availability and quality / Edward J. Laurent, C. Ashton Drew, and Wayne E. Thogmartin. Insights from ecological theory on temporal dynamics and species distribution modeling / Robert J. Fletcher Jr. ... [et al.]  Simplicity, complexity, and uncertainty in applied models: Focused assessment of scaledependent vegetation pattern / Todd R. Lookingbill, Monique E. Rocca, and Dean L. Urban. Modeling species distribution and change using Random Forest / Jeffrey S. Evans ... [et al.]. Genetic patterns as a function of landscape process : applications of neutral genetic markers for predictive modeling in landscape ecology / Melanie A. Murphy and Jeffrey S. Evans. Simplicity, model fit, complexity and uncertainty in spatial prediction models applied over time : we are quite sure, aren't we? / Falk Huettmann and Thomas Gottschalk. Variation, use, and misuse of statistical models : effects on the interpretation of research results / Yolanda F. Wiersma. Expert knowledge as a basis for landscape ecological predictive models / C. Ashton Drew and Ajith H. Perera  Designing models for increased utility: Choices and strategies for using a resource inventory database to support local wildlife habitat monitoring / L. Jay Roberts, Brian A. Maurer, and Michael Donovan. Using species distribution models for conservation planning and ecological forecasting / Josh J. Lawler, Yolanda F. Wiersma, and Falk Huettmann. Conclusion: An attempt to describe the state of habitat and species modeling today / C. Ashton Drew, Yolanda F. Wiersma, and Falk Huettmann. 
ISBN 
9781441973900 (eISBN) 

1441973907 (eISBN) 
