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Evaluating GPS biologging technology for studying spatial ecology of large constricting snakes, Everglades National Park, 2015-2017

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Publication Date
Start Date
2015-07-30
End Date
2017-06-28

Citation

Smith, B.J., Hart, K.M., Mazzotti, F.J., Basille, M., and Romagosa, C.M., 2018, Evaluating GPS biologging technology for studying spatial ecology of large constricting snakes, Everglades National Park, 2015-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7H41QB6.

Summary

This dataset contains four comma-delimited files collected to evaluate the utility of GPS biologging tags for studying the spatial ecology of large constricting snakes. The first file contains the dates that five Burmese pythons were deployed for tracking in Everglades National Park, FL. The second file contains the data from each of those five python GPS tags with all of the attempted GPS fixes and their result (success or fail). The third file contains deployment dates and true locations for seven GPS test-platforms deployed in Everglades National Park to assess the effect of habitat on fix success as well as accuracy and precision of the tags in situ. The final file contains the data from each of those seven test-platform GPS tags [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Brian J Smith
Originator :
Brian J Smith, Kristen M Hart, Frank J Mazzotti, Mathieu Basille, Christina M Romagosa
publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Metadata Contact :
Brian J Smith
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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python_deployments.csv 764 Bytes
python_fix_succ.csv 410.51 KB
test_tag_deployments.csv 2.46 KB
test_tag_fix_succ.csv 449.47 KB
test_tag_sites.csv 311 Bytes
Smith_GPS_biologging_metadata.xml
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Purpose

These data were collected to assess the utility of implanted GPS biologging technology to provide frequent, precise, and accurate locations when deployed in large snakes, such as Burmese pythons.

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  • USGS Data Release Products
  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7H41QB6

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