How to do Binary and Weighted habitat suitability analysis
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How to do Binary and Weighted habitat suitability analysis

A complete, step-by-step guide for ecological researchers. Great way to get started with GIS analysis in ecology.
4.1 (57 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
518 students enrolled
Created by Neba Funwi-gabga
Last updated 3/2016
English
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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
Requirements
  • 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.
Description

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
Who this course is for:
  • 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.
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 01:21:08
+ Course Introduction
6 lectures 04:59
How to get a copy of ArcGIS
2 pages
Questions asked by ecologists
01:29
What we will produce in the course
1 page

This quiz will test your background and knowledge of basic concepts.

Test your background
3 questions
Your Special Invitation
00:01
+ Binary Habitat Suitability Analysis
5 lectures 43:35
How the Binary Suitability Analysis technique works
08:10
Binary suitability analysis for the Jaguar in S. America I
08:14
Binary suitability analysis for the Jaguar in S. America II
09:02
Binary Suitability Analysis for the Jaguar in S.America III
10:54
+ Weighted Habitat Suitability Analysis
4 lectures 20:45
Weighted Suitability Analysis for the Jaguar in S. America I
06:00
Weighted Suitability Analysis for the Jaguar in S. America II
02:14
Weighted Suitability Analysis for the Jaguar in S. America III
07:45
What do you know about Suitability Analysis?
3 questions
+ Analysis polishing and final notes
3 lectures 06:49
Make the finals models realistic
06:16
Valuable sources of GIS Data for ecological research
1 page
Goodbye
00:33