Location: icipe – Duduville Campus, Nairobi, Kenya
Ecological niche modeling (ENM) has fast become an extremely popular methodology in the use, exploration, and analysis of biodiversity data. As a tool, niche modeling offers the possibility of understanding species’ geographic distributions (actual and potential) in detail, as well as an understanding of species’ environmental requirements (i.e., the ecological niche).
Although tools for niche modeling are now widely and freely available, a clear and appropriate thinking framework for the use of the tool is often not in hand, leading to many partial or inappropriate implementations. This course was designed to provide in-depth training in the use of niche modeling as an approach to biodiversity data.
ENM Course Leaders:
- Dr. A. Townsend Peterson:: KU Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas
- Dr. Richard Pearson: Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, University College of London
- Enrique Martinez-Meyer:Instituto de Biologia, UNAM
Participants in Attendance: 46 Total, 20 from outside of Nairobi and 26 from the greater Nairobi area.