Geographic null models for species distribution modeling: An implementation combining BIOMOD2 and dismo [Code Dump]

Warning this is more of a code dump instead of a blogpost but I'm still putting it out there hoping it's still useful for someone else as it has been sitting in my draft folder for far too long. Anyways the paper by Robert Hijmans is really worth reading if you're interested in the evaluation of species distribution models. If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Geographic null model from paper by Robert Hijsmans (link to paper).
package dismo (maintained by Robert J. Hijmans). and the package BIOMOD2.

Load libraries:


The null_model_evaluation function takes as input a BIOMOD2 model.

null_model_evaluation <- function(models) {
  ## flow
  ## 1) create geographic null model from the points used as training data
  ## 2) compare AUC of the model with AUC of the geographic null model (use same presence/absence data)
  ## extract test data from models
  data <- get_formal_data(models)
  calib.lines <- get(load(models@calib.lines@link))
  nbOfRuns <- (length(calib.lines) / length(data@data.species))
  calib.lines.mat <- as.matrix(calib.lines, nrow=length(data@data.species), ncol=nbOfRuns)

  evaluations <- get_evaluations(models)
  dims <- dimnames(evaluations)
  rocIndex <- which(dims[1][[1]] == "ROC")
  testingDataIndex <- which( dims[2][[1]] == "") <- data@coord[which(data@data.species == 1),] <- data@coord[,]
  result <- array(dim=c(nbOfRuns, 2, length(dims[3][[1]])), dimnames=list(dims[4][[1]],c("model", "geo_null_model"), dims[3][[1]]))
  ## calculate geographic null models
  for( methodIndex in 1:length(dims[3][[1]])){
    for (runIndex in 1:nbOfRuns){
      model.auc <- evaluations[rocIndex, testingDataIndex,methodIndex,runIndex,1]
      result[runIndex,1,methodIndex] <- model.auc
    <-[calib.lines[1:nrow(,runIndex],] <-[!calib.lines[1:nrow(,runIndex],]
      if (nrow( > 0 & !{ <-[calib.lines[nrow(,runIndex],] <-[!calib.lines[nrow(,runIndex],]
        gd <- geoDist(, lonlat=TRUE)
        #p <- predict(gd, env)
        #points(, pch=16, col="purple")
        #points(, pch=16, col="blue")
        #points(, pch=16, col="green")
        #points(, pch=16, col="red")
        gd.evaluation <- evaluate(gd,,
        result[runIndex,2,methodIndex] <- gd.evaluation@auc

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