14 March - Understanding & Predicting Species Distributions and Phenological Shifts: A GIScience approach

Department of Geography

Dr Paul Holloway, University College Cork

Thursday 14th March, 4-5pm
Geography Library

Understanding the current and future distributions of species, and the timings of key life cycle events are therefore critical components of biodiversity conservation, and GIScience approaches are increasingly being used to investigate the key ecological processes that underlie these. This research seminar will explore the role GIScience can play in investigating such processes, investigating approaches that include species distribution models (SDMs), machine learning, and spatial simulation. Case studies will explore the use of machine learning to predict aphid migration events in the UK, agent-based modelling to better understand avian distributions in the Amazon, biotic interactions to predict tick distributions in Ireland, and spatial simulation of movement patterns for zebras in Botswana


College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

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College Office, Room G31 ,Ground Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, UCC