Application of consensus theory to formalize expert evaluations of plant species distribution models

Foresters, botanists, ecologists and park managers are a key information source to validate plant distribution models because of their first-hand experience with species occurrence and absence. In this study, we introduce a method to formalize their evaluations based on culture consensus theory and we present an online tool with Google Earth interface to ask experts feedback on distribution maps.

Authors:
van Zonneveld, M.; Casta~neda, N.; Scheldeman, X.; van Etten, J.; Van Damme, P.
Journal/Series:
Applied Vegetation Science, Vol. 17(3)
Pages:
p. 528-542
Publication Year:
2013
Publication Format:
PDF
Language:
EN
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