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0.01 degree stack of edaphic and physiographic layers for continental analysis of biodiversity pattern, version 1.0

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0.01 degree stack of edaphic and physiographic layers for continental analysis of biodiversity pattern, version 1.0


These data provide rasterised layers of edaphic (physical and chemical conditions of the soil) and land surface physiography (landform and geomorphology) attributes hypothesised to explain spatial patterns in biological diversity at continental scales for immediate use with statistical modelling tools. These data are intended to be used along with ... more


Conservation and Biodiversity Geospatial Information Systems Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science) Surfacewater Hydrology


https://doi.org/10.25919/5c0efa88cd454


01 Jan 2009


01 Jan 2010


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Australia soil solum soil attributes soil properties soil nutrients soil fertility land surface physiography geomorphology geophysics magnetics gravity terrain topography distance to water feature


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Williams, Kristen J.; Stein, Janet L.; Storey, Randal; Ferrier, Simon; Austin, Mike; Smyth, Anita.; Harwood, Tom (2010): 0.01 degrees stack of climate layers for continental analysis of biodiversity pattern, version 1.0 v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.

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Williams, Kristen J.; Ferrier, Simon; Rosauer, Dan; Yeates, David; Manion, Glenn; Harwood, Tom; Stein, Janet L.; Faith, Daniel; Laity, Tania; Whalen, Anthony (2010a) Harnessing Continent-Wide Biodiversity Datasets for Prioritising National Conservation Investment. Canberra: A report prepared for the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australian Government, Canberra, by CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.

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Williams, Kristen J.; Ferrier, Simon; Rosauer, Dan; Yeates, David; Manion, Glenn; Harwood, Tom; Stein, Janet L.; Faith, Daniel; Laity, Tania; Whalen, Anthony (2010b) Harnessing Continent-Wide Biodiversity Datasets for Prioritising National Conservation Investment: Appendices. Canberra: A report prepared for the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australian Government, Canberra, by CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.

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ANZMet Lite (for viewing included XML metadata files which details the sources attribution for individual datasets

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Williams, Kristen J.; Belbin, Lee; Austin, Michael P.; Stein, Janet L.; Ferrier, Simon (2012) Which environmental variables should I use in my biodiversity model? International Journal of Geographic Information Sciences, 26(11): 2009-2047. DOI:10.1080/13658816.2012.698015

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Atlas of Living Australia


SupplementaryInformation_SubstrateVariables_metadata.pdf


NOTE: Full details of the methods and data sources, as well as a bibliography, are provided in a PDF file included in the data collection. Rasterised environmental attributes representing soil conditions, landform and geomorphology were compiled from a wide range of data sources. The layers were expanded to fill voids (NODATA values) and more fully capture the land surface of Australia because of the size of the cells (1km). This is not the ideal way to account for these areas, but adequate pending more thorough updates in the future. Layers were expanded using the DATA option of the FOCALMEAN command with a CIRCLE expand radius of 2 cells. The focal mean command expands data values into nodata areas using the mean value of nearby cells. The focal mean command changes all the values in the original grid, so the cell values in the expanded areas are put back onto the original grids. The 2-cell expansion is applied iteratively until all NODATA values or voids are filled, and an expanded coastline mask is applied to limit the coast expansion. Data were subsequently masked to consistently define data/nodata values across all substrate/terrain and climatic layers in the stack (for the latter, see Williams 2010a). They are supplied in DIVA-GIS and ArcGIS floating-grid formats in the WGS84 geographic reference system. A coastline mask with resolution 0.01 degrees (OZMASK_1K) was generated from the current extent of the Australian coastline and surrounding islands defined by the GEODATA Coast 1:100,000 topographic vector data series (Geoscience Australia 2004 ) (details given in Williams et al. 2010a). This coastline incorporates some minor land and island locations that are not yet captured by the 9-second digital elevation model (Hutchinson et al. 2008) . The filling of lakes and voids may have implications for communication or interpretation of subsequent terrestrial biodiversity models using these data, where taxa are geographically predicted to occur where they would not be expected to be found. Outputs should therefore be masked to reinstate coastline and lakes. The GEODATA coastline mask was created to better reflect coastline and lakes in modelled outputs.


Data sources are listed in an attached PDF file. Attribution requires the following paper and reports be cited: Williams KJ, Belbin L, Austin MP, Stein J, Ferrier S (2012) Which environmental variables should I use in my biodiversity model? Int. J Geog. Info. Sci., 26(11): 2009-2047, DOI:10.1080/13658816.2012.698015 Williams KJ, Ferrier S, Rosauer D, Yeates D, Manion G, Harwood T, Stein J, Faith DP, Laity T, Whalen A (2010a) Harnessing Continent-Wide Biodiversity Datasets for Prioritising National Conservation Investment. A report prepared for the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra. ISBN 978 0 643 10342 9. Williams et al. (2010b) Harnessing Continent-Wide Biodiversity Datasets for Prioritising National Conservation Investment: Appendices. A report prepared for the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra. ISBN 978 0 643 10343 6


CSIRO Data Licence


ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society (Australia), Atlas of Living Australia (Australia), CSIRO (Australia), Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Australia)


Williams, Kristen; De Vries, Robert; Stein, Janet; Rosauer, Dan; Storey, Randal (2010): 0.01 degree stack of edaphic and physiographic layers for continental analysis of biodiversity pattern, version 1.0. v2. CSIRO. Data Collection. https://doi.org/10.25919/5c0efa88cd454


All Rights (including copyright) ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society, CSIRO 2010.


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Location Details

9°0′0″ S


43°47′60″ S


153°38′24″ E


112°54′0″ E


WGS84


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Kristen Williams


Research Scientist





Grid




eng


UTF8


Environment


About this Project

Closed DEWHA Harness Cntnnt-wide Bdvrsty


The primary purpose of this Caring for Our Country project was to establish a foundation for making more effective use of the large quantity of species-location records now accumulated for the Australian continent, in a variety of biodiversity assessment and planning activities undertaken by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Pop... more


Simon Ferrier


Spatial Environmental Data Preparation


Environmental data, along with biological data, are the building blocks of biodiversity analysis. They are essential to the process of modelling biodiversity patterns and mapping predicted distributions. A key objective of the environmental data is to explain as much as possible about the relationship between the biodiversity response (e.g. composi... more


Modelling


Kristen Williams


Robert De Vries


Janet Stein


Dan Rosauer


Randal Storey


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