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Habitat suitability models for understory shrubs of western North America

December 1, 2022

These data provide current and future projected habitat distribution models for four shrub species: beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta), Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium), salal (Gaultheria shallon), and black huckleberry, (Vaccinium membranaceum), as well as a current projected habitat distribution model for evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum). Each raster file represents the projected habitat suitability for each shrub species, climate scenario, and time period. Files are named according to the species (coco = Corylus cornuta, maaq = Mahonia aquifolium, gash = Gaultheria shallon, vame = Vaccinium membranaceum, and vaov2 = Vaccinium ovatum), then the RCP pathway (none for current, 'low' for RCP 4.5, and 'high' for RCP 8.5), and lastly, the time period (current = 1981-2010, mid = 2041-2071, and end = 2071-2100). For example, 'maaq_low_mid.tif' is a raster file showing projected habitat suitability for Mahonia aquifolium for mid-century (2041-2070) under RCP 4.5.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Habitat suitability models for understory shrubs of western North America
DOI 10.5066/P9Z2TVGA
Authors Janet S Prevey, Lauren E. Parker, Leslie C. Brodie, Connie A. Harrington
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Fort Collins Science Center