Special Issue "Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Species"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Earth Sciences and Geography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Antonio López-Quílez
Guest Editor
Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Valencia, Dr. Moliner 50, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
Interests: Spatial Statistics, Bayesian Statistics, Environmental Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology
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Dr. Oscar Rodriguez de Rivera Ortega
Co-Guest Editor
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7FS, UK
Interests: Species Distribution Models, Climate Change, Biodiversity, Hierachical Models, Spatial models, Spatio-temporal models.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue on spatio-temporal dynamics of species.

Classical models based on system dynamics approach provide a useful way to represent and comprehend changing behaviours in time, but they do not adequately represent spatial processes. An ecosystem is a system that progresses with both time and space; thus the development of spatio-temporal ecological models is necessary.

Spatio-temporal models seem to offer additional benefits beyond the classical species distribution models (SDM) or spatially explicit modelling. Hierarchical models can deal with complex interactions by specifying parameters changing on several levels via the introduction of random effects. The benefits of applying hierarchical Bayesian models arises more so as the level of complexity rises, when, for instance, spatio-temporal change needs to be modelled explicitly.

This Special Issue is intended for a wide and multidisciplinary audience and presents some of the most recent advances and novel approaches in the analysis of spatio-temporal dynamics in ecological systems.

Prof. Dr. Antonio López-Quílez
Dr. Oscar Rodriguez de Rivera Ortega
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Species Distribution Model
  • Movement
  • Hierarchical model
  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • GIScience approach
  • Habitat suitability
  • Ecological statistics Spatio-temporal model
  • Simulation techniques
  • Dynamic relationship
  • Environmental conditions

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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