Product Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Morisette, J.T., C.S. Jarnevich, A. Ullah, W. Cai, J.A. Pedelty, J.E. Gentle, T.J. Stohlgren, and J.L. Schnase
Morisette, J.T., C.S. Jarnevich, A. Ullah, W. Cai, J.A. Pedelty, J.E. Gentle, T.J. Stohlgren, and J.L. Schnase. 2006. A tamarisk habitat suitability map for the continental United States. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(1): 11-17.
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This paper presented a national-scale map of habitat suitability for tamarisk (Tamarix spp, salt cedar), a high priority invasive species. We successfully integrate satellite data and tens of thousands of field sampling point through logistic regression modeling to create a habitat suitability map that is 90% accurate. This interagency effort uses field data collected and coordinated through the US Geological Survey and nationwide environmental data layers derived from NASA’s MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)…