This data is a companion to the manuscript titled "Data integration reveals dynamic and systematic patterns of breeding habitat use by a threatened shorebird". Advances in both remote sensing and analytical tools for spatial data have allowed for the integration of dynamic processes into species distribution models. We developed a spatiotemporal model of breeding habitat use and density for a federally threatened shorebird (piping plover, Charadrius melodus) by integrating a 20-year (2000 – 2019) nesting dataset with opportunistic, volunteer collected (eBird), sightings. Piping plovers are an ideal candidate for dynamic habitat models because this species depends on habitat created and maintained by highly variable hydrological processes and disturbance.
|Title||Spatial characteristics of Piping Plover nest sites in the U.S. Prairie Pothole Region data, 2000-2019|
|Authors||Kristen S Ellis, Michael J Anteau, Garrett J MacDonald, Rose J Swift, Megan M Ring, Dustin L Toy, Mark H Sherfy|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center|