Approaches and Tools for Conducting Assessments of Species Distributions

Here is a sample of modeling approaches commonly used to estimate and map species distribution. Practitioners are also encouraged to search for and use existing species distribution maps. However, when using currently available species distribution maps it is important for the practitioners to understand and report the data and methods used to generate the maps.

Generalized linear model and logistic regression model
Occupancy models
Maximum entropy models
Resource selection probability functions
Multivariate Models
Expert opinion