Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

BioScience

Volume

56

Issue

1

Publisher

University of California Press

Publication Date

2006

First Page

59

Last Page

64

DOI

10.1641/0006-3568%282006%29056%5B0059%3AGPFSEM%5D2.0.CO%3B2

Abstract

As the fields of ecology and conservation biology increasingly rely on models to address pertinent questions, there has been greater sharing of models among scientists. However, many models lack comprehensive documentation, especially in a format that is easy to use and to understand. Also, modelers lack a framework they can use when evaluating a model for its potential use. Here we outline how ecologists and conservation biologists can begin to establish a culture of good practice for model sharing. We offer suggestions on how model developers, model users, user communities, and journal editors can contribute to the appropriate sharing of ecological models.

Comments

Published as Kettenring, K.M., B.T. Martinez, A.M. Starfield, and W.M. Getz. 2006. Good practices for sharing ecological models. Bioscience 56:59-64. © 2006 by the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

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Note: Publisher's PDF and HTML fulltext can be accessed online here. Karin Kettenring was affiliated with the University of Minnesota at time of publication.