Our big christmas release

Christmas has come early! It’s the time for giving and here at the BCCVL we make no exception. We’ve developed 12 new and improved features to coincide with the 12 days of Christmas! However, we’re a little too impatient to give them out one-by-one,... read more

‘Fit for purpose’ data with the ALA

Species Distribution Models (SDMs) play a critical role in synthesising our understanding of the natural world and making forward projections into novel conditions. These types of models can have many different applications: they can help to identify areas that should... read more


Over the past few months BCCVL and TERN have been working together on a new Species Distribution Modelling and Climate Change Projection capability for the CoESRA virtual desktop. Similar to the BCCVL, CoESRA (Collaborative Environment for ecosystem Science Research... read more

Enabling the enablers

Accelerating technological advances enable researchers to collect and analyse data at unprecedented rates. New technologies such as machine-to-machine communication and cloud computing facilitate easier access to data and tools, but also invoke a new set of technical... read more

Spatial Excellence Award for BCCVL!

The Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Lab (BCCVL) was awarded the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) Technical Excellence award during the Queensland Award night last Friday in Brisbane. SIBA is the leading association representing the Spatial... read more

Multispecies Distribution Model

In the BCCVL, the Multispecies Distribution Model (MSDM) experiment is used to investigate the potential distribution of multiple species under current climatic conditions. You can run a SDM on many species in the one experiment and then easily feed the result into... read more

Climate Change Projection

In the BCCVL, the Climate Change projection experiment is used to investigate the distribution of a species under potential future climatic conditions. Users can select from one of several emissions scenarios and climate models.   Watch Module 9 from our Online... read more

Biodiverse Analysis

Biodiverse is a system to compute indices of biodiversity. This experiment type is based on Associate Professor Shawn Laffan’s Biodiverse software which is a free tool for the spatial analysis of diversity using indices based on taxonomic, phylogenetic and... read more

Ensemble Analysis

In the BCCVL the Ensemble Analysis experiment is used to reduce the uncertainty of using the single-model, or single-emissions-scenario approach to investigating species distributions. This experiment is most commonly used in two different ways: 1) Synthesising the... read more

Species Trait Model

This experiment is currently under development. Check back for updates shortly! Used to model species distribution as a response to both traits and environmental variables. Allows researchers to ascertain how the occurrence of species in a particular location is... read more

Species Trait Modelling with AeKOS

TERN, AeKOS, eRSA, and Griffith University’s Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL) have begun work on accessing high quality, verified data for biodiversity modelling usage. The team have completed the task of integrating selected AeKOS datasets... read more
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