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Potential Vertebrate Species Distribution for California

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: University of California, Davis
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Potential Vertebrate Species Distribution for California
Edition:
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Series_Information:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Davis, California
Publisher: University of California, Information Center for the Environment
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://ice.ucdavis.edu/
Description:
Abstract:
This layer was deriverd from the Teale Data Center MAPGRID layer used in conjunction with a list of potential riparian and wetlands species as queried from the California Wildlife Habitat Relation (WHR) model. The final layer (vertpot) has a rank order value, normalized to a value between 0 and 1, for each 1:24,000 scale quad. The MAPGRID layer contains polygons representing 7.5 minute USGS quads. It was mathematically generated as a decimal degree grid and projected into the Albers projection. Longitude and latitude values in both decimal degree and degrees-minutes-seconds, mapnames, and USGS codes are present as polygon attributes. Tics contain decimal degree longitude and latitude values, and are present at all quad corners. The Wildlife Habitat Relation (WHR) model was used to select only riparian species for California. A species/quadcodes data set was obtained from Tom Lupo of the Wildlife Management Division of the Department of Fish and Game and this table was used together with the WHR derived list to produce a table indicating the number of potential species for each quad. This resultant table was finally linked to the MAPGRID layer, giving a value for species richness for each 1:24,000 quad. The species richness values were then put in rank order and normalized to values between 0 and 1, with 1 being the highest ranking and 0 the lowest.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19900101
Ending_Date: 19930101
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.9
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -113.61
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.51
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.02
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > RIPARIAN WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > RIPARIAN WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > POPULATION DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: Vertebrate Species Distribution
Theme_Keyword: Vertebrate Species
Theme_Keyword: California
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: KAREN BEARDSLEY WILLETT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Information Center for the Environment
Address: Department of Environmental Science & Policy
Address: University of California
Address: One Shields Ave
City: Davis
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95616
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 530-752-5678
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 530-752-3350
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kbwillett@ucdavis.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The following are subjective comments regarding this data. The mapgrida coverage is accurate, and of great utility when digitizing off USGS 7.5 minute quad sheets. Querying by quad name or longitude/ latitude is quick, and tics are ready to use. Last update - addition of irregular quads along coast - February 1996. There are many problems associated with using potential species richness. The method used to produce this data layer is sound, but the data themselves must be viewed with caution. Potential vertebrate species richness only indicates where species MAY occur, not where they are known (or have been observed) to occur.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UC-DAVIS/DES/ICE > Information Center for the Environment , Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis
Contact_Person: KAREN BEARDSLEY WILLETT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Information Center for the Environment
Address: Department of Environmental Science & Policy
Address: University of California
Address: One Shields Ave
City: Davis
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95616
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 530-752-5678
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 530-752-3350
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kbwillett@ucdavis.edu
Resource_Description: uc_davis_vertpot
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ice.ucdavis.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ice.ucdavis.edu/
Access_Instructions:
Metadata from University of California, Information Center for the Environment in modified FGDC format.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030829
Metadata_Review_Date: 20161118
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20040829
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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