What Makes a ‘Good’ Model?

All ecologists will use some form of model in nearly every paper they write although we might not always realise it.  Sometimes this might be a simple statistical model such as the families of linear models used to test the differences between different groups or to ascertain relationships between measurements made out in the field,…

Maximum Sense about MaxEnt? My Two Cents

Some of you may be aware of an intense discussion surrounding a post by Professor David Warton on the wonderful Methods in Ecology and Evolution blog.  In this post Professor Warton outlines a series of key findings in various papers but, in particular one of his own coauthored with Ian Renner, which confirms a mathematical…