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  • adj. Describing ecological variables that do not interact with others, and change very slowly


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  • We wished to determine whether niche models could detect and demonstrate this pattern where species expand into new environments, out to the bounds imposed by their scenopoetic niches can be reconstructed predictively and robustly we wished to determine what geographic

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  • The ecological environment in the ecological niche model cells will be separated in two classes of variables: first, those that affect the fitness, but on which the species has no impact. Hutchinson (1978) called these variables scenopoetic, for the Greek roots of “setting the scene”. ... Obvious examples of scenopoetic variables are climatic and topographic variables.

    Jorge M. Soberón (2010), "Niche and area of distribution modeling: a population ecology perspective". Ecography 33(1): 159–167.

    April 16, 2011