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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

Multi-species SDMs are here!

This latest release has to be one of the largest to date. We’ve got a new experiment type that allows you to run not just one species SDM, but thousands of species SDMs in one hit!! All the gory details along with other new features below… The new things: NEW... read more

SciDataCon – Call for abstracts

Advancing the Frontiers of Data in Research at SciDataCon2016 The unprecedented explosion in the capacity to acquire, store and manipulate data and information and to communicate them globally, is a world historical event involving a revolution in knowledge creation.... read more

Algorithms Exposed: Random Forest

Today is International Day of Forests, where every year on the 21st of March we celebrate the ways in which forests and trees sustain and protect us. So in honour of this day we thought we would shed a little light on one of our favourite algorithms – Random Forests.... read more

IT’S LIVE! SDM Online Open Course

The modules: There are 10 modules that will take you from a quick introduction to the ecological theory of SDMs, all the way to the nitty gritty of each of the algorithms, how they work and what data you may need. Each module has a quick five question quiz so that you... read more

Our latest release is live!

The new things: Our first cut at regional constraint modelling is live! Specify and tailor your model Constrain the area in which you generate pseudo-absence points and your model projection Next release will include: Integration in Climate Change experiments Train... read more

The mother of updates

With a full fledged team, a long list of goals and an unwavering desire to run models we are crossing things off our to-do list like it’s going out of fashion. All the awesome details below… The new things: Brand new datasets: fPAR: fPAR is the fraction of... read more

Shiny new things in our latest release!

It feels like Christmas in July in our head office! It’s cold, it’s busy and we’ve been madly building new features for you all to enjoy from the warmth and comfort of your desk. I present to you, our latest release… The improved things Experiment page upgrade! You... read more

And the winner is…

Image: BCCVL representatives with award. From left to right; Malcolm Wolski (Director of eResearch Services, Griffith University), Steve Baxter (Entrepreneur and Investor), Kelly Lennon (Communications, BCCVL), Hamish Holewa (Project Manager, BCCVL) and Hon Leeanne... read more

Where we are and where we are headed

We here at the BCCVL Headquarters are brimming with excitement! Your favourite one-stop-modelling-shop is about to get even better! Read on for details of our latest update which includes improved stuff, fixed stuff and of course, some new stuff, as well as a sneak... read more

Join the BCCVL Team- Senior Software Engineer

The BCCVL is hiring! This is an exciting and intellectually challenging web based software development position that will support and build systems that support the Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory. We are looking for developers that have skills in... read more

Exploring SDMs and their parameters

Disclaimer These wafflings are submitted for public review of my own accord. I don’t have any official endorsement from any academic group. My only qualification is that I am a programmer working on the back end at the BCCVL. Goal I want to visualize how the score of... read more
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