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U.S. Geological Survey - Gap Analysis Project Reptile Species Habitat Richness

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2008
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2016

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U.S. Geological Survey - Gap Analysis Project, 201810, U.S. Geological Survey - Gap Analysis Project Reptile Species Habitat Richness: U.S. Geological Survey, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195034, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9YW3ZQ2.

Summary

The Species Richness Maps included here are based on the Gap Analysis Project (GAP) habitat maps, which are predictions of the spatial distribution of suitable environmental and land cover conditions within the United States for individual species. Individual species habitat distribution models were summed to create the total richness for each vertebrate taxa. The summing process was coded in Python 2.7 and employed the arcpy module for geoprocessing steps. The code is documented in the log file which is included in the Sciencebase item along with the richness data for each taxa (See processing steps for file names and sciencebase urls). Mapped habitat distribution areas represent places where the environment is suitable for the species [...]

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reptile_richness_habitat30m.tif.vat.dbf 1.22 KB
reptile_richness_habitat30m.tfw 94 Bytes
reptile_richness_habitat30m.tif.xml 673 Bytes
reptile_richness_habitat30m.tif.vat.cpg 5 Bytes
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reptile_richness_habitat30m.tif.ovr 846.41 MB
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Rept_Richness_CONUS_H30m_2001v1_Log.txt 27.08 KB

Purpose

The mission of the U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Project (GAP) is to provide state, regional, and national biodiversity assessments of the conservation status of native vertebrate species and natural land cover types and to facilitate the application of this information to land management activities. Species distribution models are used to conduct a biodiversity assessment for species across the U.S. The goal of GAP is to keep common species common by identifying species and plant communities not adequately represented in existing conservation lands. Common species are those not currently threatened with extinction. By providing these data, land managers and policy makers can make better-informed decisions when identifying priority areas for conservation.

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