Possible Spatial Data Inputs for MaxEnt Species Distribution Models in Great Smoky Mountains N.P.

Environmental layers are available to the public via IRMA.

Source metadata are not available at http://tiny.utk.edu/atbi.

I have attempted to map or cross-walk the layers listed by the Simmerman et. al paper to the names of datasets available for download from IRMA.

Table. Mapping from UTK names to IRMA names.

1 Soil Organic Type Soil Classification https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2198007
2 Topographic Convergence Index Topographic Wetness Index https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2208650
3 Solar Radiation Data 30 -m Potential Solar Radiation https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2208716
4 Terrain Shape Index 30-m Topographic Shape Index https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2208684
5 Terrain Shape Index 30-m Topographic Ruggedness Index Model https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2182017
6 Digital Elevation Model 30-m Lidar Digital Elevation Model https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2180606
7 Slope in Degrees 30-m Lidar Slope Model https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2180632
8 Understory Density Classes Understory Vegetation at GRSM https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/1047499
9 Leaf On Canopy Cover Overstory Vegetation at GRSM https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/1047498
10 Vegetation Classes Vegetation Classification Great Smoky Mountains NP Vegetation Classification https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/1021458

Note: I am grateful to http://www.textfixer.com/html/csv-convert-table.php which made it possible to easily create this table from plain text.  I expect to add this to my “toolkit” of useful items and it saved me a lot of time.


About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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