This annotated bibliography provides examples of ways in which a geographic information system (GIS) might be used to find relationships between ducks and habitat selection at different spatial and temporal scales. With anthropogenic land cover change and shifting vegetation from climate change, finding such relationships in support of conversation for declining species has growing importance. Using a GIS to depict such relationships can help with land management and land use decisions, particular for national wildlife refuges which manage for multiple species.
The basic skills learned in this introductory graduate-level geographic information science course have already proved useful in my job as a Fish & Wildlife Biologist. I have already improved in using a GIS as a tool in my production of map layouts and area calculations for Biological Opinions and advising on ways for projects to […]