Author

Leslie Perry

Date of Award

11-20-2015

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

M.S.

Keywords

Flora and fauna species, geodatabases, distribution information

Department

Geography

Abstract

A species distribution application was developed using ArcGIS (Model Builder) and Python to support management decisions and species reviews for the BLM and Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest. The application integrates observation data for flora and fauna species from agency geodatabases and available data on various environmental factors, such as ownership, land uses, and forest types. Results of the application include species-specific geodatabases containing observation data and combined observation-environmental data with tables presenting distribution information based on the environmental factors. These results are intended to provide baseline information about species distribution patterns and can be used for a variety of purposes. The application can also be adapted with different input data and be modified to incorporate other geoprocessing tools.

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