NCEAS Modeling Working Group, Canadian Bird Data Set (transfer facilitated by Falk Huettmann).
Title: NCEAS Modeling Working Group: Canada Model Bird Data
Publication_Place: NCEAS, St Barbara
Other_Citation_Details: See publications affilicated with NCEAS and this dataset.
Publisher: NCEAS, Elith et al. 2006
This data set describes distriution data of 30 bird species for Ontario, Canada and it was used for the NCEAS working group, for instance in the model publication Elith et al. (2006). This project was based on 6 international data sets which are described elsewhere.
Here the data are described in generic terms so that transparent and repeatable research can be carried out and for benchmark assessments of model applications and creative use of data for conservation purposes.
For modeling purposes, this bird data set was extended with 11 predictors and it carries a cell size of 1000m.
The mean number of records per species is 253, for presence absence it is 1282. Overall, the dataset consists of 14,571 sites.
This dataset about birds of Ontario, Canada is provided as a proper description of ISO-compliant FGDC open access data for research purposes. This metadata set complements several research publications in the NCEAS working group, namly Elith et al. (2006).
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Province of Ontario, Canada
Theme_Keyword: Bird survey data
Theme_Keyword: Bird atlas
Theme_Keyword: NCEAS working Group
Taxonomic_Keywords: multiple species
Taxonomic_Keywords: single species
Ontario Museum, Canada
NCEAS working Group
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Excel sheets and databases
Can be used for model predictions, e.g. maxent, machine learning and many others; details see ELith et al. (2006)