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March 31, 2022

Date: April 8, 2022, from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: Michelle I. Jeffries, Biologist, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center


Columbia spotted frog
Columbia spotted frog.

Summary: Interactive data manipulation and visualization allow us to view and evaluate data in exciting new ways. In addition to gaining a deeper understanding by researchers, visualization platforms allow for end users to engage with the data as well. Interactive data products increase the visibility, understanding, usage, and trust of data. This talk will focus on the Amphibian and Reptile Distribution Tool as a use case that concisely summarizes and displays information on all modeled reptiles and amphibians from the USGS Gap Analysis Project. This tool was initially created as an internal application to support scientific inquiry, and evolved into a user friendly, publicly available dashboard.