Ecological modelling is a kind of important framework applied in environmental protection decision-making and strategies generation. The data sets used for ecological systems are complex and mega, and the elements to affect modelling are multiple and complex. Optimizing ecological species modelling is difficult. Configuration selection is one step in ecological modelling, which might improve models. Researchers need to understand the importance of configuration selection, which require more investigation in this area. The purpose of this paper is to advance Thorny Devil distribution modelling by evaluating and providing several modelling techniques with robustness criteria operation framework to improve the modelling of Thorny Devil distribution in Australia. This paper provides the results of several models for Thorny Devil distribution models and compares the results of these models. It also discusses which models would be more suitable for a field-based implementation, based on the parameters set. It also provides more references for configuration selection strategies.