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Plain Bush-hen (Amaurornis olivacea) - occurrence records filtered for species distribution modelling

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Title
Plain Bush-hen (Amaurornis olivacea) - occurrence records filtered for species distribution modelling
Type
dataset
Date Record Created
2013-02-28
Date Record Modified
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Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
1900-01-01
Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Continental Australia
Description
Descriptions
  1. Brief: Plain Bush-hen (Amaurornis olivacea) occurrence records from continental Australia suitable for species distribution modelling.
  2. Full: <p>This dataset includes observations of Plain Bush-hen (Amaurornis olivacea) that are sourced from the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) database. Rather than raw observations, these have been filtered such that they are assumed to be suitable for species distribution modelling exercises. The cleaning process included:<ol> <li>automatic vetting based on the ALA's 'assertions' whereby observations were assessed as inappropriate for modelling (ie. 'ZERO_COORDINATES', 'INVALID SCIENTIFIC NAME'); </li><li>determining if the observations fell within expert-derived range polygons. These polygons were supplied by BirdLife Australia to represent, for each species, its core breeding habitat, non-breeding, historic, irruptive, or invasive ranges. Records that fall outside these ranges were marked as inappropriate for modelling; and </li><li> human-derived classification of records after previous two assessments. Through the Edgar project (<a href="http://tropicaldatahub.org/goto/edgar">http://tropicaldatahub.org/goto/edgar</a>), users were able to map all species observations and comment on the suitability of records for distribution modelling. This included records deemed inappropriate by other means. </p><p>Every 6 months the occurrence record download file is updated to reflect recent vetting by experts. In the data download, sensitive records have been obfuscated by truncating the lat/long to two decimal places. Obfuscated records will be indicated in the data file. Access to the accurate data will need to be arranged with the original data owners - contact the ALA for more information. </p><p>The resulting downloadable file of occurrence records reflects which records are suitable for species distribution modelling.</p>
  3. Note: <p>Data is downloadable as a zipped CSV file.</p> <p>These occurrence records are displayed on Edgar: <a href="http://tropicaldatahub.org/goto/Edgar">http://tropicaldatahub.org/goto/Edgar</a>.
Related Publications
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Related Websites
  1. Edgar - bird occurrence record data vetting interface
  2. ALA - Species page for Plain Bush-hen (Amaurornis olivacea)
Related Data
  1. Has derivation: >> Plain Bush-hen (Amaurornis olivacea) - current and future species distribution models
    • ID: jcu.edu.au/tdh/collection/Plain Bush-hen (Amaurornis olivacea)/suitability
Related Services
  1. Is produced by: >> Edgar: Climate Change Impact on the Distributions of Australian Bird Species
    • ID: jcu.edu.au/tdh/service/australian-birds
Technical metadata
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People
Creators
  1. Managed by: Dr Jeremy Vanderwal , Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change
Primary Contact
Dr Jeremy Vanderwal, jeremy.vanderwal@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
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Collaborators
  1. Atlas of Living Australia; http://www.ala.org.au
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  2. Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  2. Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)
Keywords
  1. species occurrence records
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
Access Rights/Conditions
Open Access. If the data is not available via the provided link, please contact an associated party (preferably the Manager if specified) for access
Rights
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License
CC BY: Attribution 3.0 AU
License - Other
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Data
Data Location
Online Locations
  1. http://eresearch.jcu.edu.au/tdh/datasets/Edgar/Plain Bush-hen (Amaurornis olivacea)/occurrences
Stored At
A/Prof Jeremy VanDerWal, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change, James Cook University, Building 145, ATSIP, James Cook University Drive, Townsville, QLD, 4811, Australia
Citation
Cite:
Vanderwal, J. (2013). Plain Bush-hen (Amaurornis olivacea) - occurrence records filtered for species distribution modelling. Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change, James Cook University. [Data files] jcu.edu.au/tdh/collection/Plain Bush-hen (Amaurornis olivacea)/occurrences