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If you use the application for analyses that result in a publication, report, or online posting, the following represents a proper citation of the software itself:
Steven J. Phillips, Miroslav Dudík, Robert E. Schapire. [Internet] Maxent software for modeling species niches and distributions (Version 3.4.1). Available from url: http://biodiversityinformatics.amnh.org/open_source/maxent/. Accessed on .
**For information about earlier versions, please refer to the readme file on github or contact the developers firstname.lastname@example.org
ipcc.zip (10.8 MB) - the raw ipcc data, as dowloaded from the IPCC Data Distribution Centre. Also the annual and monthly variables used for the study, extracted from the raw ipcc data and converted into world-wide coverages in .asc format.
samples.zip (9.5 kB) - the training and testing sample localities used.
There is a long-standing google discussion group for users of this software at http://groups.google.com/group/Maxent. Sign up for this group for discussions and questions about the software, and also to get information about updates, bugs, etc.
A tutorial explaining how to use this software is provided in the download section as a PDF. The data that go along with this tutorial are available as a zip file.
If you would like to reference the tutorial in a publication, report, or online posting, an appropriate citation is:
Steven J. Phillips. 2017. A Brief Tutorial on Maxent. Available from url: http://biodiversityinformatics.amnh.org/open_source/maxent/. Accessed on .
A teaching exercise using a previous version of Maxent can be downloaded from the AMNH website:
Maxent species distribution modeling approach publications
Steven J. Phillips, Robert P. Anderson, Miroslav Dudík, Robert E. Schapire, Mary Blair. 2017. Opening the black box: an open-source release of Maxent. In Ecography. PDF
Steven J. Phillips, Robert P. Anderson, Robert E. Schapire. 2006. Maximum entropy modeling of species geographic distributions. Ecological Modelling, 190:231-259, 2006. PDF*Datasets used in this paper are available in the download section
Steven J. Phillips, Miroslav Dudík, Robert E. Schapire. 2004. A maximum entropy approach to species distribution modeling. In Proceedings of the Twenty-First International Conference on Machine Learning, pages 655-662. PDF
Additional key references regarding Maxent
Jane Elith, Steven J. Phillips, Trevor Hastie, Miroslav Dudík, Yung En Chee, and Colin J. Yates. 2011. A statistical explanation of MaxEnt for ecologists. Diversity and Distributions, 17:43-57. PDF
Corey Merow, Matthew J. Smith, and John A. Silander, Jr. 2013. A practical guide to MaxEnt for modeling species’ distributions: what it does, and why inputs and settings matter. Ecography, 36: 1058–1069. PDF
Aleksandar Radosavljevic and Robert P. Anderson. 2014. Making better Maxent models of species distributions: complexity, overfitting, and evaluation. Journal of Biogeography, 41: 629–643. PDF