ecospat.ESM.threshold {ecospat}R Documentation

Thresholds for Ensemble of Small Models


This function evaluates the full model which is used for projections and provides thresholds to produce binary maps.


    ecospat.ESM.threshold( ESM.EnsembleModeling.output, 
                           PEplot = FALSE)



a list object returned by ecospat.ESM.EnsembleModeling


logical. Should the predicted to expected ratio along the suitability class from the boyce index be plotted. Default FALSE (see ecospat.boyce


This function provides evaluation scores of the full model (no split sampling) and thresholds which can be used to convert suitability maps into binary maps. Various thresholds are provided: TSS (where sensitivity and specificity are maximised), MPA 1.0 (where all presences are prdicted positive), MPA 0.95 (where 95% of all presences are predicted positive), MPA 0.90 (where 90% of all presences are predicted positive), (the lowest suitability value where the predicted/expected ratio is >1) and (the highest suitability value where the predicted/expected ratio is =1).


A data.frame with evluation scores and thresholds.


Frank Breiner


Hirzel, Alexandre H., et al. Evaluating the ability of habitat suitability models to predict species presences. Ecological modelling, 199.2 (2006): 142-152.

Engler, Robin, Antoine Guisan, and Luca Rechsteiner. An improved approach for predicting the distribution of rare and endangered species from occurrence and pseudo-absence data. Journal of applied ecology, 41.2 (2004): 263-274.

Fielding, Alan H., and John F. Bell. A review of methods for the assessment of prediction errors in conservation presence/absence models." Environmental conservation, 24.1 (1997): 38-49.

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[Package ecospat version 3.2.2 Index]