Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
Methods for assessment of models
04 Jul 2022
Methods for assessment of models |  | 04 Jul 2022

A validation standard for area of habitat maps for terrestrial birds and mammals

Prabhat Raj Dahal, Maria Lumbierres, Stuart H. M. Butchart, Paul F. Donald, and Carlo Rondinini

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This paper describes the validation of area of habitat (AOH) maps produced for terrestrial birds and mammals. The main objective was to assess the accuracy of the maps based on independent data. We used open access data from repositories, such as ebird and gbif to check if our maps were a better reflection of species' distribution than random. When points were not available we used logistic models to validate the AOH maps. The majority of AOH maps were found to have a high accuracy.