Neil Caithness & Milo Thurston (UOXF)
|The Oxford Batch Operation Engine|
Bioclimatic models are used to predict geographic ranges of organisms as a function of climate. They are widely used to forecast range shifts of organisms due to climate change, predict the eventual ranges of invasive species, infer paleoclimate from data on species occurrences, and so forth.
We plan to build on existing algorithms (GARP, MaxEnt, CSM) for bioclimatic-niche modelling of species distributions and wrap them for deployment on the various platforms developed in the OBOE environment described under "Phylogeny Tools".
Work on this service is due to start in 2012.