BLM REA CYR 2013 Common Merganser Potential Breeding Habitat

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

Some of the CYR rasters intentionally do not align or have the same extent. These rasters were not snapped to a common raster per the authors' discretion. Please review selected rasters prior to use. These varying alignments are a result of the use of differing source data sets and all products derived from them. We recommend that users snap or align rasters as best suits their own projects. - Gap analysis uses the predicted distributions of native vertebrate species to evaluate their conservation status relative to existing land management, utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Previous to this effort there were no maps available, digital or otherwise, showing the likely present-day distribution of species by habitat across their ranges in Alaska. Besides gap analysis, the maps of vertebrate species distributions and associated information may be used to answer a wide variety of management, planning, and research questions relating to individual species or groups of species. GAP distribution models represent the areas where species are predicted to occur based on habitat associations. GAP distribution models are the spatial arrangement of environments suitable for occupation by a species. In other words, a species distribution is created using a model to predict areas suitable for occupation within a species range. To represent these suitable environments, AKGAP compiled existing occurrence data, where available, and compiled additional data where needed. Habitat associations were based on Landfire Land Cover data of ecological systems, elevation data, hydrological characteristics, forest edge, and ecotone widths. Distribution models are 60 meter raster data and delimited by species range polygons (4th level hydrologic unit versions). AKGAP used the best information available at the time to create these species distribution models. It is important to stress that the information on species’ habitat associations, elevation limits and statewide geographical distributions compiled in this atlas were collected for the purposes of statewide and regional analyses of biodiversity conservation. This information was not intended for the purpose of determining a measure of abundance, health or condition of populations of any species listed herein. Wherever possible we have tried to detail the circumstances where our mapping procedures were insufficient to accurately represent the geographic distribution of particular species. Deductive and inductive modeling techniques were used to produce GAP distribution models. Combined models were created as an intersection of where there was agreement between the two model types. Deductive distribution modeling followed the traditional, land cover-based procedures described by Csuti and Crist (1998), to produce models. Inductive models were derived using known points of occurrence and their intersection with a suite of environmental parameters. The inductive modeling process included occurrence data processing and filtering, ancillary data layer development or refinement, and the application of the Maximum Entropy algorithm (MaxEnt version 3.3.1) to produce models.

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Metadata Date October 13, 2017
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2012 (publication)
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Metadata Date October 13, 2017
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party Alaska Center for Conservation Science, University of Alaska Anchorage (Point of Contact)
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