An evaluation of species distribution models to estimate tree diversity at genus level in a heterogeneous urban-rural landscape

Last updated on 11-12-2020 by Jill Alexandre

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Trees provide ecosystem services that improve the environment and human health. The magnitude of these improvements may be related to tree diversity within green spaces, yet spatially explicit diversity data necessary to investigate such associations are often missing. Here, we evaluate two methods to model tree diversity at genus level based on environmental covariates and presence point data. We aimed to identify the drivers and suitable methods for urban and rural tree diversity models in the heterogeneous region of Flanders, Belgium. We stratified our research area into dominantly ru…

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