Habitat suitability modelling (HSM) enables prediction of taxon occurrence across unsampled areas by assuming higher likelihood of occurrence where environmental conditions are similar to those where the taxon has been found. This study tests the ability of HSM models developed for Chatham Rise to predict species and community distributions in a neighbouring region, Campbell Plateau. Most models predicted poorly but a Gradient Forest community classification has potential uses for management.
AEBR 281 Assessing the utility of habitat suitability models developed for Chatham Rise when applied to Campbell Plateau
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)