Ecological niches and species distributions

In this website you can find some sources related to the Ecological Niche Modeling world


Luis Osorio-Olvera

Cinque Terre

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Biodiversity Institute of the University of Kansas where I work with Jorge Soberón in the biodiversity modeling group. Since my undergraduate studies I have been interested in the theoretical aspects of ecology, in reproducible research, in free and shared knowledge, and in developing open source software. For my graduate education I am studying the mechanisms that determine species distributions. These mechanism include species niches, species movements in the geographic space (how they disperse) and the interactions that they have with other species; I use mathematical models and develop computational tools (mainly using the R language) to understand both theoretical aspects of species distributions and to study applied problems related to species invasions. I make extensive use of some R packages such as spocc (Chamberlain et al., 2015),raster (Hijmans et al.,2015), sp (Pabesma & Bivand, 2005), rgdal (Bivand et al., 2015) to access and curate spatial biodiversity data; for modeling species distributions and niches, I usually develop my own functions and packages.
You can visit my profiles in Google Scholar and my ReseachGate.



NicheToolBox repo

An R package with a GUI for modeling species niches and distributions, the project was awarded by GSOC 2016

NicheToolBox: GSoC final eval

A complete guide to what I did during my first GSoC


Github profile

Neobiota 2016 poster

On population abundance and species niche relationship during invasion


You can find me at Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum • 1345 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045