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No 6 (2020): Best practices for ecological model evaluation I

Best practices for ecological model evaluation I : Workshop Report

DOI
https://doi.org/10.7557/nlrs.5665
Published
November 25, 2020

Abstract

The Nansen Legacy workshop on best practices for ecological model evaluation, chaired by Benjamin Planque (IMR) was held in Tromsø on the 6-7th November 2018. The objective of the workshop was to develop recommendations for best practice in evaluation of the performance of food-web simulation models (deliverable 4-4.1.1 of the Nansen Legacy project).

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