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Data for modeling fountain grass and bishop's goutweed in the contiguous US

August 14, 2020

This data bundle contains the merged data sets to create models for bishop's goutweed and fountaingrass using the VisTrails:SAHM [SAHM 2.1.0]. We developed species distribution models for both species following a workflow designed to balance automation and human intervention to produce models for invasive plant species of concern to U.S. land managers. Location data came from existing databases aggregating species occurrence information. Predictors came from a national library of potential environmental variables based on what environmental factors might limit plant species' distributions in different parts of the U.S. including climatic, topographic, soil, land use, and anthropogenic factors. The outputs of these models and those for other species following the same methods will be available on the Invasive Species Habitat (INHABIT) website (https://gis.usgs.gov/inhabit/dashboard_dev.rmd). Each of the four CSV files contain the exact same fields. The bundle documentation files are: 1) '_archive_bundle_metadata.xml' (this file) which contains FGDC metadata describing the fields in the CSV files 2) 'MDS_fountaingrass_KDEbackground.csv' containing the merged data set used to create the fountaingrass models with background data generated based on a KDE bias surface 3) 'MDS_fountaingrass_targetbackground.csv' merged data set used to create the fountaingrass models with target background data 4) 'MDS_goutweed_KDEbackground.csv' containing the merged data set used to create the bishop's goutweed models with background data generated based on a KDE bias surface 5) 'MDS_goutweed_targetbackground.csv' containing the merged data set used to create the bishop's goutweed models with target background data

Citation Information

Publication Year 2020
Title Data for modeling fountain grass and bishop's goutweed in the contiguous US
DOI 10.5066/P9PI7VEY
Authors Young Nicholas E, Jarnevich Catherine S
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Fort Collins Science Center