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.