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May 2011

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Conduct the ANALYSIS

Published May 27, 2011

The analysis step is the point at which we determine how much of a vertebrate species’ or a land cover’s distribution occurs in areas managed for the long-term maintenance of biodiversity. To... Learn more >>
Map showing conservation status of public lands in the US

Mapping Protected Areas

Published May 27, 2011

“Stewardship” is not the same as ownership — when we talk about stewardship, we are talking about how lands are being managed, from a conservation perspective. A map of public land ownership... Learn more >>

Mapping and modeling SPECIES ranges and distributions

Published May 27, 2011

Knowing where species occur is vital to biodiversity protection, climate change research, and conservation planning. Because we are unable to know all the places in which a species occurs, we use computer... Learn more >>
Land cover of Florida

Mapping the LAND COVER of the dominant ecological systems

Published May 24, 2011

The first step of gap analysis is to create a land cover map that depicts the ecological systems in the area being studied. Ecological systems are defined as “groups of plant community... Learn more >>

Ancillary Data

Published May 19, 2011

Regions used for species modeling The lower 48 states of the U.S. were divided into six regions for modeling purposes. Each of the ancillary data layers are split into these six regions... Learn more >>