AL-GAP Vertebrate Predicted Habitat Distribution Map of Alabama (Provisional)

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Originator:
Alabama Gap Analysis Project (AL-GAP), Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (ALCFWRU)
Publication_Date: October 2007
Title:
AL-GAP Vertebrate Predicted Habitat Distribution Map of Alabama (Provisional)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
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Cite data set as follows: Silvano, A. L., J. B. Grand, E. R. Irwin, K. J. Kleiner, M. D. Mackenzie, M. S. Mitchell, K. Cook, M. J. Elliot, E. A. Kramer, A. J. McKerrow, M. J. Rubino, S. Smith, and S. G. Williams. 2007. (Species) Provisional Predicted Habitat Distribution Map of Alabama. Alabama Gap Analysis Project. Accessed (date) from www.auburn.edu\gap
Online_Linkage: www.auburn.edu\gap
Description:
Abstract:
This data set contains a binary map of the predicted habitat distribution for a terrestrial vertebrate species in Alabama. The predicted habitat map has a thirty meter resolution and is composed of a binary matrix of zeros and ones. Areas coded as one represent the presence of predicted habitat for a species in Alabama, while areas coded as zero identify where habitat is absent or not predicted. The spatial extent for this map is the state of Alabama however this map is also part of a larger regional map spanning a nine state area within the Southeastern United States. The map was developed as part of a cooperative effort among three mapping groups working in collaboration as the Southeast Gap Analysis Project (SEGAP). The mapping work was performed by the Alabama Gap Analysis Project (AL-GAP), Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Auburn University, AL; Biological and Spatial Information Center (BaSIC), North Carolina State University, NC; and the Natural Resources Spatial Analysis Laboratory (NARSAL), Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, GA
Purpose:
This map was developed as part of the Southeast Gap Analysis Project (SEGAP) to identify available habitat for vertebrate species. It provides a coarse habitat foundation to perform a statewide vertebrate gap analysis, facilitate biodiversity assessments, and generate conservation planning objectives within the state of Alabama.
Supplemental_Information:
The map was developed as part of a cooperative effort among three mapping groups working in collaboration as the SEGAP. The mapping work was performed by the Alabama Gap Analysis Project (AL-GAP), Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Auburn University, AL; Biological and Spatial Information Center (BaSIC), North Carolina State University, NC; and the Natural Resources Spatial Analysis Laboratory (NARSAL), Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, GA. For the 368 vertebrate species mapped at the Alabama extent, AL-GAP performed mapping for 173 species which included all neo-tropical migratory birds (e.g. warblers, vireos, buntings, tanagers, and thrushes), waterfowl, doves, anurans, snakes, turtles, bats, mice and skunks. BaSIC mapped 63 species consisting of shore-, marsh-, and pelagic birds, as well as swallows, sparrows, skinks, lizards and large mammals, and NARSAL was responsible for mapping the remaining 132 species composed of salamanders, waterdogs, hawks, local and non-migratory birds (e.g. woodpeckers, flycatchers, nuthatches, wrens and thrushes), as well as small mammals (e.g. squirrels, rabbits and shrews).
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Calendar_Date: 2001
Currentness_Reference: Based on 2001 Land Cover
Status:
Progress: Draft
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -91.749103
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.265864
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.714840
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.172585
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Theme_Keyword: Barn Swallow                                    

Theme_Keyword: Cedar Waxwing                                   

Theme_Keyword: Loggerhead Shrike                                

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Theme_Keyword: Mississippi Kite                                

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Theme_Keyword: Red-Shouldered Hawk                             

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Theme_Keyword: Yellow-Billed Cuckoo                            

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Theme_Keyword: Great Horned Owl                                

Theme_Keyword: Barred Owl                                      

Theme_Keyword: Common Nighthawk                                 

Theme_Keyword: Chuck-Will's-Widow                              

Theme_Keyword: Whip-Poor-Will                                  

Theme_Keyword: Chimney Swift                                   

Theme_Keyword: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird                       

Theme_Keyword: Belted Kingfisher                               

Theme_Keyword: Red-Headed Woodpecker                           

Theme_Keyword: Red-Bellied Woodpecker                          

Theme_Keyword: Downy Woodpecker                                 

Theme_Keyword: Hairy Woodpecker                                

Theme_Keyword: Red-Cockaded Woodpecker                         

Theme_Keyword: Northern Flicker                                

Theme_Keyword: Pileated Woodpecker                             

Theme_Keyword: Eastern Wood-Pewee                              

Theme_Keyword: Acadian Flycatcher                              

Theme_Keyword: Eastern Phoebe                                  

Theme_Keyword: Great Crested Flycatcher                        

Theme_Keyword: Eastern Kingbird                                

Theme_Keyword: Horned Lark                                     

Theme_Keyword: Blue Jay                                        

Theme_Keyword: American Crow                                   

Theme_Keyword: Fish Crow                                       

Theme_Keyword: Carolina Chickadee                              

Theme_Keyword: Tufted Titmouse                                 

Theme_Keyword: White-Breasted Nuthatch                         

Theme_Keyword: Brown-Headed Nuthatch                           

Theme_Keyword: Carolina Wren                                   

Theme_Keyword: House Wren                                      

Theme_Keyword: Marsh Wren                                      

Theme_Keyword: Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher                           

Theme_Keyword: Eastern Bluebird                                

Theme_Keyword: Wood Thrush                                     

Theme_Keyword: American Robin                                  

Theme_Keyword: Northern Mockingbird                            

Theme_Keyword: Brown Thrasher                                  

Theme_Keyword: Eastern Towhee                                  

Theme_Keyword: Red-Winged Blackbird                            

Theme_Keyword: Eastern Meadowlark                              

Theme_Keyword: Boat-Tailed Grackle                             

Theme_Keyword: Common Grackle                                  

Theme_Keyword: Brown-Headed Cowbird                            

Theme_Keyword: House Finch                                     

Theme_Keyword: Red Crossbill                                   

Theme_Keyword: American Goldfinch                              

Theme_Keyword: Virginia Opossum                                

Theme_Keyword: Southeastern Shrew                              

Theme_Keyword: Northern Short-Tailed Shrew                     

Theme_Keyword: Southern Short-Tailed Shrew                      

Theme_Keyword: Least Shrew                                     

Theme_Keyword: Eastern Mole                                    

Theme_Keyword: Nine-Banded Armadillo                           

Theme_Keyword: Marsh Rabbit                                     

Theme_Keyword: Eastern Cottontail                              

Theme_Keyword: Swamp Rabbit                                    

Theme_Keyword: Appalachian Cottontail                          

Theme_Keyword: Eastern Chipmunk                                 

Theme_Keyword: Woodchuck                                       

Theme_Keyword: Eastern Gray Squirrel                           

Theme_Keyword: Eastern Fox Squirrel                            

Theme_Keyword: Southern Flying Squirrel                         

Theme_Keyword: Southeastern Pocket Gopher                      

Theme_Keyword: American Beaver                                 

Theme_Keyword: Hispid Cotton Rat                               

Theme_Keyword: Eastern Woodrat                                  

Theme_Keyword: Allegheny Woodrat                               

Theme_Keyword: Prairie Vole                                    

Theme_Keyword: Woodland Vole                                   

Theme_Keyword: Muskrat                                          

Theme_Keyword: Meadow Jumping Mouse                            

Theme_Keyword: Coyote                                          

Theme_Keyword: Red Fox                                         

Theme_Keyword: Common Gray Fox                                  

Theme_Keyword: Black Bear                                      

Theme_Keyword: Loggerhead Sea Turtle                           

Theme_Keyword: American Alligator                              

 
Place:
Place_Keyword: Alabama
Place_Keyword: Southeast
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: United States of America
Place_Keyword: USA
Place_Keyword: North America
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword: 2001
Access_Constraints:
There are no implied access restraints for this dataset. However, to insure data are accompanied by proper documentation, it is strongly recommended that this data is directly acquired from the distributor and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way.
Use_Constraints:
This is a provisional data set pending completion of a final written report of methods. This data set is not to be used at scales larger than 1:24,000 and not to be used for navigational purposes. Please cite the data set as follows: Silvano, A. L., J. B. Grand, E. R. Irwin, K. J. Kleiner, M. D. Mackenzie, M. S. Mitchell, K. Cook, M. J. Elliot, E. Kramer, A. J. McKerrow, M. J. Rubino, S. Smith, and S. G. Williams. 2007. (Species) Provisional Predicted Habitat Distribution Map of Alabama. Alabama Gap Analysis Project. Accessed (date) from www.auburn.edu\gap
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (ALCFWRU)- Alabama Gap Analysis Project
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
City: Auburn University
State_or_Province: AL
Postal_Code: 36849
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (334) 844-4796
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (334) 887-4509
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: coop-unit@auburn.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700
Data_Set_Credit:
Silvano, A. L., J. B. Grand, E. R. Irwin, K. J. Kleiner, M. D. Mackenzie, M. S. Mitchell, K. Cook, M. J. Elliot, E. Kramer, A. J. McKerrow, M. J. Rubino, S. Smith, and S. G. Williams.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.780

Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Alabama Gap Analysis Project
Publication_Date: 2007
Title:
GAP Land Cover Map of Ecological Systems for the State of Alabama
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
Kleiner, K. J., M. D. Mackenzie, A.L. Silvano, J. A. Grand, J. B. Grand, J. Hogland, E.R. Irwin, M. S. Mitchell, B. D. Taylor, T. S. Earnhardt, E. A. Kramer, J. W. Lee, A. J. McKerrow, M. J. Rubino, K. Samples, A. Terando, and S. G. Williams. 2007. GAP Land Cover Map of Ecological Systems for the State of Alabama (Provisional). Alabama Gap Analysis Project. Accessed (date) from www.auburn.edu\gap
Online_Linkage: www.auburn.edu\gap
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: raster digital data
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
GAP Land Cover Map of Ecological Systems for the State of Alabama
Source_Contribution:
Provided the land use and vegetative land cover component in the vertebrate habitat association model.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Publication_Date: 2000
Title:
Methods for developing terrestrial vertebrate distribution maps for Gap Analysis
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Other_Citation_Details:
Csuti, B., and P. Crist. 2000. Methods for developing terrestrial vertebrate distribution maps for Gap Analysis. Version 2.0.0. A Handbook for Conducting Gap Analysis. Accessed October 2007 from <http://www.gapanalysis.nbii.gov>.
Online_Linkage: www.gapanalysis.nbii.gov
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Csuti and Crist 2000
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: A Gap Analysis of Alabama, Final Report
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Other_Citation_Details:
Silvano, A. L., J. B. Grand, K. J. Kleiner, M, D. MacKenzie, E. R. Irwin, M. S. Mitchell, T. Earnhardt, E. Kramer, J. Lee, A. J. McKerrow, M. J. Rubino, and S. G. Williams. 2008. A Gap Analysis of Alabama, Final Report. Forthcoming.
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Silvano et al. (2008)
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Map Development: AL-GAP vertebrate predicted habitat distribution maps were created following methods described in the GAP Analysis Handbook (Csuti and Crist 2000). These maps were created from a known range delineated using location records and already published range maps, and a habitat association model founded on current literature which detailed each species habitat requirements. Habitat information ranged from a species use of specific land cover types, defined in the GAP Land Cover Map of Ecological Systems for the State of Alabama (Kleiner et al. 2007), and their configuration on the landscape including, contiguous patch thresholds, forest interior and edge utilization, as well as other ancillary elements such as landform associations, elevation limits, and/or hydrology restrictions. The predicted habitat maps were created in ESRI Arc/Info GRID software using Arc Macro Language (AML) to script spatial queries associating known range limits with habitat parameters to generate a predicted habitat distribution map. Further information on these methods and specific vertebrate predicted habitat distribution maps can be found in Silvano et al. (2008).
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS Gap Analysis Program 2000
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
GAP Land Cover Map of Ecological Systems for the State of Alabama (Kleiner et al. 2007)
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Silvano et al. (2008)
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Map Assessment: The reliability of the habitat maps were assessed by a panel of expert reviewers. Their comments were analyzed in a Bayesian Belief Network and a reliability measure which equated the probability or likelihood of improving the habitat map and model through a revision was quantified. Where reliability was low, revisions were warranted and thus where appropriate, changes were made to the known range and/or habitat model and the map was re-created. When reliability was high no changes were warranted and the model and habitat map were not revised. Further information on these methods and specific vertebrate predicted habitat distribution maps can be found in Silvano et al. (2007).
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Silvano et al. (2008)

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
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Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 24801
Column_Count: 33144
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 29.500000
Standard_Parallel: 45.500000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -96.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 23.000000
False_Easting: 0.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
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Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: AL-GAP Provisional Vertebrate Predicted Distribution
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ObjectID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Value
Attribute_Definition: Class Value
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Species habitat is not predicted or absent
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ALGAP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Species habitat is predicted as present
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ALGAP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Count
Attribute_Definition: Number of pixels associated with the "Value" attribute
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (ALCFWRU) - Alabama Gap Analysis Project, Auburn University
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 3301 Forestry & Wildlife Building
City: Auburn University
State_or_Province: Alabama
Postal_Code: 36849
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 334-844-4796
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 334-887-4509
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: coop-unit@auburn.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700
Resource_Description:
Data sets are named with the AL-GAP unique species identification label. For example the Flatwoods salamander is al_<baflsa>. The first letter indicates the species breeding status within the state "b" for breeding, "w" for wintering. The second letter represent the species taxa association, "a" for amphibian, "b" for birds, "m" for mammals, and "r" for reptiles. The last 4 letters are generated from the species common name. If the species common name is defined by two words, as with the Flatwoods salamander, the first two letters are taken from each word "fl" and "sa" and where a species common name is represented with one word (e.g. Hellbender), then the first 4 letters are used to represent the species.
Distribution_Liability:
This data was provided as a provisional product as a courtesy to our cooperators and interested parties, and as such has not been reviewed or approved for publication by the U.S. Geological Survey. Although this data has been processed successfully on computer systems of the Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (ALCFWRU), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by ALCFWRU regarding the use of the data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. It is strongly recommended that the data be directly acquired from the distributor and not indirectly through other sources, which may have manipulated the data in some way. The ALCFWRU shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data set described and/or contained within.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Zip Files
Transfer_Size: 14.971
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: www.auburn.edu\gap

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20071115
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (ALCFWRU) - Alabama Gap Analysis Project, Auburn University
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 3301 Forestry & Wildlife Building
City: Auburn
State_or_Province: Alabama
Postal_Code: 36849
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 334-844-4796
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 334-887-4509
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: coop-unit@auburn.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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