This title was published in February 2014.
|An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook Three By Colin D. MacLeod||978-1-909832-02-2||19.99|
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This book provides five exercises based around using integrating GIS and Species Distribution Modelling (SDM) in the marine environment for those who wish to get some practical experience in using GIS in marine biology. It is the third companion book to An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology rather than a stand-alone GIS book. It written for marine biologists by a marine biologist, and all exercises use data from a real marine biological research project.
This book is the third companion volume to An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology. It is designed to augment the information on using GIS in marine biology provided in that book, and, indeed, to be used alongside it rather than to be an independent, stand-alone volume. This book will be of most interest to those who have already read An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology.
This book consists of five exercises on the practical use of GIS in marine biology using ESRI s ArcGIS 10.2 or software. These exercises are based around integrating GIS and Species Distribution Modelling (SDM)in the marine environment, and take the reader through a SDM project from processing the raw survey data and linking it to environmental information to making spatial visualisations of SDMs and validating its predictive ability. They use real data sets which can be downloaded here. Working through these exercises will help the novice GIS user get experience working with GIS and so develop their GIS skills. Unlike most other GIS tutorials, this information is specifically presented in a marine biological context.
These exercises are presented in the same easy-to-follow flow diagram-based format first introduced in the How To… section of An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology. They are accompanied by figures which show the user how their GIS project should look as they progress through the each exercise, allowing them to compare their own work to the expected results.
NOTE: If you attend a GIS In Ecology Introduction To Species Distribution Modelling In The Marine Environment course, you will receive a free copy of this book as the practical exercises in that course are based on these exercises.
The following previews from this book can be viewed by clicking on the links below (NOTE: these links will not be live until after the date of publication):
Table Of Contents
Beginning Of Exercise One (Creating A Presence-Absence Raster Data Layer For A Species From Survey Data)
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The standard data set required for the exercises in this workbook can be downloaded by right-clicking on the link below and selecting SAVE TARGET AS and saving it to your computer.
An Introduction to Using GIS in Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook Three Data Set