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 our Biodiverse Experiment. It’s important to note that the MSDM experiment does not run multiple species in the same model, but rather runs multiple individual SDMs on each species. This experiment is mostly used to run a big batch of species (think hundreds of SDMs) in one hit, and to then select this experiment as input to a Biodiverse analysis experiment (find hotspots of biodiversity for your group/community of species).

The principles behind the MSDM experiment are the same as the SDM.

Image: Projection maps for different species using the compare function in the MSDM experiment outputs

Image: Projection maps for different species using the compare function in the MSDM experiment outputs

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