Modelling Best Practices Frequently Asked Questions


These ‘modelling best practices’ will be used by the community when building models to improve outcomes for SAR:

  • Improved efficiency, quality
  • Appropriate use of products
  • Better decision making

Modelling Best Practices: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can we verify or validate the model we’ve built?


Robert Buchkowski has put together a document describing how to evaluate presence-absence species distribution models.

Q: When is it appropriate to use Topographic Position Index (TPI) as a habitat covariate? How should the data be processed for use in models (e.g., raw data? or categories?)?


David Lieske has put together a TPI primer document to provide guidance on when/how to use Topographic Position Index (tpi) as a habitat covariate.