Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
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A validation standard for area of habitat maps for terrestrial birds and mammals
- Final revised paper (published on 04 Jul 2022)
- Preprint (discussion started on 31 Aug 2021)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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- RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-245', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Oct 2021
- CC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-245', Matthew Rubino, 28 Oct 2021
- CC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-245', Everton Miranda, 01 Apr 2022
- RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-245', Everton Miranda, 04 Apr 2022
- AC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-245', Prabhat Raj Dahal, 18 Apr 2022
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Prabhat Raj Dahal on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2022)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 May 2022) by Christian Folberth
The article is well written and clearly describes a two-stage approach for evaluating area of occupancy models with presence only species occurrence data. This is a significant contribution to global biodiversity studies. The authors acknowledge the limitations of the data available and take a pragmatic approach to improving models and their evaluation. It is a well thought through study and the issues of taxonomy, spatial uncertainly and errors related to cross-walking land cover to habitat classes are discussed. Finally the data and code are accessible in keeping with the open science principles.
Line 327 the work "with" is unnecessary in this sentence.
Figure 3 and 4 - No critical but could be helpful - would it be possible to change the colors to a color ramp?
Figure A4 This figure requires more explanation or different graphics to better make the point.
Figure A6 & A7 – says colors are in A5 – in that legend the colors represent taxa, in this with or without validation points A6 Mammals – A7 Birds?