Novel Methods Improve Prediction of Species' Distributions From Occurrence Data 
Elith, J;Graham, CH, et al.
Ecography 29, 2, (2006)
Interview with Jane Elith and Catherine Graham 
Every two months, Essential Science Indicators  lists a new crop of what it calls hot papers. They are selected by virtue of being cited among the top 0.1% of science papers in a current bimonthly period. This paper was the most frequently cited paper in the environment and ecology category.
“Our testing of 16 modeling methods with diverse species data from six regions around the globe provides some clear guidance on which modeling methods perform best.”
Interview with Jane Elith and Catherine Graham