U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program Species Distribution Models
Entry ID: USGS_GAP_Species_Distribution_Models

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Summary
Abstract: GAP distribution models represent the areas where species are predicted to occur based on habitat associations. GAP distribution models are the spatial arrangement of environments suitable for occupation by a species. In other words, a species distribution is created using a deductive model to predict areas suitable for occupation within a species range.

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Purpose: The mission of the U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program (GAP; http://gapanalysis.usgs.gov) 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.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 16.0   E: -64.0   W: -175.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program
Dataset Title: U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program Species Distribution Models
Dataset Release Date: 20130401
Dataset Release Place: Idaho
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program
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Access Constraints These data are in the public domain
Use Constraints It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from the U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program server, and not indirectly through other sources, which may have modified the data in some way. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. The U.S. Geological Survey shall not be held liable for ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
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Originating Center
Data Center
Gap Analysis Program, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: LISA DUARTE
Phone: 208-885-3013
Email: lduarte at uidaho.edu
Contact Address:
530 S. Asbury St., Suite 1
City: Moscow
Province or State: ID
Postal Code: 83843
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 208-885-3901
Email: aycrigg at uidaho.edu
Contact Address:
530 S. Asbury St., Suite 2
City: Moscow
Province or State: ID
Postal Code: 83843
Country: USA
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Publications/References
U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program (Unknown), U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program Species Ranges, U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho, http://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/species/data/download, Vector digital data
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-02
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