How to do Binary and Weighted habitat suitability analysis
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- Differentiate between Binary and Weighted Habitat Suitability Analysis
- Decide on what kind of analysis will meet the requirements of their own projects
- Build complete working models in ArcGIS to generate Binary Suitability Analysis
- Build complete working models in ArcGIS to generate Weighted Suitability Analysis
- Use toolboxes in ArcGIS and manage workspaces within ArcGIS for a clean model
- Evaluate habitat suitability for any species of their own interest
- Working knowledge of windows computers will be useful. Any prior experience with ArcGIS, its toolboxes and ModelBuilder will be helpful but not a requirement. Also, basic knowledge of GIS data models (rasters and vectors) will be helpful.
Excited about spatial ecology? This course is a great place to get you started. Learn how to use the amazing power of GIS in ecological research. This course is designed to provide conservation scientists with essential skills to perform habitat suitability analysis for any species. With background lectures and step-by-step demonstrations in ArcGIS, you will learn how to create a Binary as well as a Weighted suitability analysis. The course makes use of video lectures, notes and exercises using real-world data to assess habitat suitability for the Jaguar in South America.
What will I learn from the course
- The difference between binary and weighted habitat suitability mapping
- How to create a toolbox, models and organize data in ArcGIS prior to analysis
- How to use the ModelBuilder in ArcGIS to automate your analysis
- How to decide on an analysis approach that meets your requirements
- How to build a binary habitat suitability model
- How to build a weighted habitat suitability model
What's in the package for you?
- Practical case studies
- Readily available support to respond to any questions
- Complete explanation of the concepts and theory of binary and weighted suitability analysis before any practical work
- Exercise files to follow along
- ArcGIS toolbox containing the complete working projects
- This course is meant for EVERYONE who is interested in ecological research and who would want to implement powerful spatial analysis to their daily work. It addresses suitability mapping at the basic to intermediary level. Therefore beginners in spatial ecology are encouraged to take it.