The journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution ( has published a paper by Katarzyna Malinowska, Katarzyna Markowska and Lechoslaw Kuczynski.

The paper describes a new algorithm for generating so-called “virtual species.” Virtual species are synthetic data structures that replicate the spatial distribution of real organisms. They are used to test various statistical tools, as well as to simulate ecological processes that cannot be studied by traditional methods.

The work is part of Kasia Malinowska’s doctoral dissertation and was funded by National Science Centre grant No. 2018/29/B/NZ8/00066 and Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Centre grant No. 403.