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Ecoregion Based Aquatic Gap Distribution Models for Common Fluvial Fishes of the Conterminous U.S.

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Start Date
1990
End Date
2013

Citation

Arthur Cooper, Yin-Phan Tsang, Dana M. Infante, Wesley M. Daniel, Alexa J. McKerrow, and Daniel Wieferich, 2019, Ecoregion Based Aquatic Gap Distribution Models for Common Fluvial Fishes of the Conterminous U.S.: U.S. Geological Survey, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9AHFPIN.

Summary

The dataset includes ecoregion specific species distribution models for 149 common fluvial fishes of the Conterminous U.S. Species models were developed for fluvial fishes considered common and native in each of the nine EPA Wadeable Streams Assessment program aquatic ecoregions (Herlihy et al. 2008) in which the species occurred. Common native species were identified as being geographically widespread and relatively abundant within ecoregions and utilize a wide variety of habitat types. Boosted regression tree models were used to develop presence/absence predictions for each of the National Hydrography Plus Dataset Version 1.0 (NHDPlusV1) stream reaches. The text files provided can be linked to the NHDPlusV1 data through the COMID [...]

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AGAP_CPL_species_model_variable_contributions.csv
“Coastal Plains Variable Contributions”
6.71 KB
AGAP_NAP_predicted_species_presence_absence.csv
“Northern Appalachian Fish Distribution Models”
8.34 MB
AGAP_NAP_species_model_variable_contributions.csv
“Northern Appalachian Variable Contributions”
3.08 KB
AGAP_NPL_predicted_species_presence_absence.csv
“Northern Plain Distribution Models”
4.85 MB
AGAP_NPL_species_model_variable_contributions.csv
“Northern Plains Variable Contributions”
1.12 KB
AGAP_SAP_predicted_species_presence_absence.csv
“Southern Appalachian Fish Distribution Models”
58.65 MB
AGAP_SAP_species_model_variable_contributions.csv
“Southern Appalachian Variable Contributions”
6.78 KB
AGAP_SPL_predicted_species_presence_absence.csv
“Southern Plains Fish Distribution Models”
13.38 MB
AGAP_SPL_species_model_variable_contributions.csv
“Southern Plains Variable Contributions”
2.77 KB
AGAP_TPL_predicted_species_presence_absence.csv
“Temperate Plains Fish Distribution Models”
32.8 MB
AGAP_TPL_species_model_variable_contributions.csv
“Temperate Plains Variable Contributions”
5.05 KB
AGAP_UMW_predicted_species_presence_absence.csv
“Upper Midwest Fish Distribution Models”
8.58 MB
AGAP_UMW_species_model_variable_contributions.csv
“Upper Midwest Variable Contributions”
3.58 KB
AGAP_WMT_predicted_species_presence_absence.csv
“Western Mountains Fish Distribution Models”
11.75 MB
AGAP_WMT_species_model_variable_contributions.csv
“Western Mountains Variable Contributions”
1.31 KB
AGAP_XER_predicted_species_presence_absence.csv
“Xeric Region Fish Distribution Models”
14.21 MB
AGAP_XER_species_model_variable_contributions.csv
“Xeric Region Variable Contributions”
1.41 KB
FishSpeciesModeled.csv
“List of the 149 species modeled”
8.93 KB

Purpose

These models were developed to provide resource managers information on the distribution of common fluvial fishes throughout the ecoregions in which they occur, to identify the landscape level drivers of those distributions, and to support a national protected areas assessment of the protection status of those fishes

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