Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 4040: Davis: California Legacy Project , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Davis F.
California Ecological Condition 2000
bowdish.55.5 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/bowdish.55.5/nceas)
General Information:
Title:California Ecological Condition 2000
Identifier:bowdish.55
Abstract:
This California dataset is an index of ecological condition in the year 2000 based on land use, roads, housing density and forest vegetation structure. It is a research-level dataset intended to serve as as a proof-of-concept for statewide and regional conservation analysis. For details on how this layer was produced, see"A framework for setting land conservation priorities using multi-criteria scoring and an optimal fund allocation strategy" at: http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/projects/4040/TerrBiod_framework-report.pdf This dataset was generated from existing public datasets provided by state and federal agencies and is intended for evaluation of land ecological condition over large areas. The index is based on a synthesis of literature and has not been validated.
Keywords:
  • Land condition
  • Habitat
  • Land use

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 4040: Davis: California Legacy Project
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Phone:
(805) 892-2500 (voice)
Email Address:
nceas@nceas.ucsb.edu
Individual: Frank Davis
Organization:Biogeography Lab, University of California at Santa Barbara
Position:Director
Address:
Donald Bren School of Env Sci and Mgmt, UCSB,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
Phone:
805-893-3438 (voice)
Email Address:
fd@bren.ucsb.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Frank Davis
Organization:Biogeography Lab, University of California at Santa Barbara
Position:Director
Address:
Donald Bren School of Env Sci and Mgmt, UCSB,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
Phone:
805-893-3438 (voice)
Email Address:
fd@bren.ucsb.edu

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:California, USA
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -124.686517  degrees
East:  -113.335717  degrees
North:  42.091172  degrees
South:  32.375858  degrees
Time Period:
Date:
2000

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Data Set Usage Rights

Access Control:
Auth System:knb
Order:denyFirst
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File