Arizona terrestrial vertebrate species richness: An application of Arizona GAP GIS thematic processing

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Title:
Arizona terrestrial vertebrate species richness: An application of Arizona GAP GIS thematic processing
Author:
McCarthy, Scott Beach
Issue Date:
1998
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The National Gap Analysis Program (GAP) is currently developing geographic themes in a Geographic Information System format for statewide analyses of biodiversity issues. This study uses several of the Arizona GAP themes to demonstrate how they might be utilized in resources planning. By overlaying the Arizona GAP vertebrate themes, species richness maps were created. The species richness maps were intersected with the Arizona GAP landcover and land management layers to analyze how the richness areas are distributed across the landscape. Areas of high species richness were then analyzed for how well they are represented within existing conservation areas. The development of vertebrate distribution models is also discussed, since their accuracy greatly influences the species richness maps development.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Geography.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Halvorson, William L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleArizona terrestrial vertebrate species richness: An application of Arizona GAP GIS thematic processingen_US
dc.creatorMcCarthy, Scott Beachen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Scott Beachen_US
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe National Gap Analysis Program (GAP) is currently developing geographic themes in a Geographic Information System format for statewide analyses of biodiversity issues. This study uses several of the Arizona GAP themes to demonstrate how they might be utilized in resources planning. By overlaying the Arizona GAP vertebrate themes, species richness maps were created. The species richness maps were intersected with the Arizona GAP landcover and land management layers to analyze how the richness areas are distributed across the landscape. Areas of high species richness were then analyzed for how well they are represented within existing conservation areas. The development of vertebrate distribution models is also discussed, since their accuracy greatly influences the species richness maps development.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectGeography.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHalvorson, William L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1391718en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b38874301en_US
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