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Marine Birds in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean


2018-01-25 19:32:50
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2018-01-25 19:50:53


Earvin Balderama(Principal Investigator), North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2018-01-25(creation), 2018-01-25(lastUpdate), 2015-08(creation), Marine Birds in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean


These datasets were organized and developed as part of the project “Mapping the Distribution, Abundance and Risk Assessment of Marine Birds in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean” led by North Carolina State University (Beth Gardner, Earvin Balderama, and Brian Reich) from 2012 to 2015. The project also involved the NOAA National Ocean Service, the Biodiversity Research Institute, and CSI – City University of New York. It was sponsored by the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Two types of datasets are available: results (predicted occurrence of marine birds) and modeling inputs (marine bird surveys and covariates). All datasets are plain text, in comma-separated values (CSV) format. The datasets include latitude and longitude, [...]


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North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative(Data Owner)


The data were developed as part of a project to predict the distribution and abundance of marine birds in the Northwest Atlantic. Annual and monthly maps were developed for 24 species of marine birds, illustrating both predicted probability of observing at least one individual bird and predicted probability of observing at least one large count of individuals. The models were based on data from the Atlantic Seabird Compendium of continuous time strip surveys for the time period July 2002 to November 2010. Four biophysical covariates were used to predict seabird occurrence and abundance: sea surface temperature, ocean depth, chlorophyll-a concentration, and distance to shore.

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