How the maps were generated

Combining aspects of traditional geographical information systems and statistical clustering techniques, multivariate spatio-temporal clustering (MSTC) statistically models environmental niche envelopes to forecast a species' geographic range under altered environmental conditions expected as a result of global climate change. Global in scope, it incorporates 17 spatial environmental variables and generates maps at a resolution of 4 km2.

MSTC generates three sets of maps: