A statistical explanation of MaxEnt for ecologists

2013-09-05T16:53:55Z (GMT) by David Harris
<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>