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Dormann et al (2018) Biotic interactions in species distribution modelling\: 10 questions to guide interpretations and avoid false conclusions

Problem The authors aim to address the problem of false conclusions arisng during inference of joint species distribution models – specifically, false conclusions of biotic interactions.

Approach The authors conduct a review of joint species distribution modelling to identify (from caveats and other issues ear-marked in the source papers) potential factors that confound interpretation of analyses. Next, they develop a series of questions that can be asked by the analyst and also the reviewer to guide interpretation of conclusions – are the conclusions about biotic interactions plausible?

Point in analysis where QRP might arise

Domain, Problem, Method