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Local ecological niche models, genotype associations and environmental data for desert tortoises.

June 10, 2019

These data include environmental covariates used to develop species distribution models for Gopherus agassizii and Gopherus morafkai, along with PCA-reduced environmental covariates used to explore local species-environment relationships within a subregion of the ectone between the two species. We also provide the genotype association used to test the mapped clusters of multiscale geographically weighted regression coefficients against models of (i) a geographically-based taxonomic designation these two sister species, and (ii) an environmental ecoregion designation.

These data support the following publication:
Inman et al. 2019. Local niche differences predict genotype associations in sister taxa of desert tortoise. Diversity and Distributions. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12927

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title Local ecological niche models, genotype associations and environmental data for desert tortoises.
DOI 10.5066/P91V2S8C
Authors Rich D Inman, Todd C Esque
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Western Ecological Research Center