10.6084/m9.figshare.789029.v1
David Harris
A statistical explanation of MaxEnt for ecologists
2013
figshare
statistics
species
model
Ecology
Maximum Entropy
species distribution models
2013-09-05 16:53:55
article
https://figshare.com/articles/A_statistical_explanation_of_MaxEnt_for_ecologists/789029
<p>This presentation is loosely based on Elith et al.'s (2010) paper by the same name. It explains the rationale behind the MaxEnt approach to species distribution modeling with presence-only data in an intuitive way with some simple examples.</p>
<p>It's worth noting that I initially wrote this presentation before the connections between MaxEnt and Poisson regression were fully understood. This is a very exciting result, so I may post an updated version at some point in the future.</p>
<p>In the mean time, ecologists that are interested in this connection should make sure to check out this blog post by David Warton: http://methodsblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/some-big-news-about-maxent/</p>