Data available

I hope to make all published data available here, as well as other sites like DataBasin. In addition to providing downloadable gridded spatial data (e.g., geotiffs), I am happy to share tabular data from my published research. Please contact me directly if you are interested in collaborating on a question.  

National connectivity model

Belote et al. (2016) conducted national connectivity modeling to identify the wildest linkages between large core protected areas in the contiguous United States. You can download the composite corridor index here, but please make sure to display the core protected areas with this corridor index. Higher values represent areas where multiple models predict a linkage between protected areas. 

National wildland conservation value

Belote et al (2017) combined spatial data on ecological integrity, connectivity, 

ecosystem representation priority, and biodiversity priority into an index of 'wildland conservation value.' This mapped dataset identifies important lands for future conservation protection. Keep in mind that the index lowers the value of lands that are already well-represented in conservation reserves. You can download the index here. Please contact me if you have questions. 

Data visualizations

Increasingly, I rely on Tableau to share interactive visualization of data. I will embed some of my visualizations here. Below, I show data along the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. McKinley, Belote, and Aplet (in review) split the AT into 1-mile segments and evaluated the ecological integrity and species richness of each segment. In addition, we evaluated the degree of conservation protection surrounding the AT using GAP status (GAP 1 is the highest level of protection; GAP 4 is lower levels of protection). This allowed us to find high value, but under-protected regions along the AT. Select segments on the map or plots to view the ecological integrity, species richness, and degree of protection.