Southern and South-Western Flatlands data layers / Data layers explained

The Flatlands project used bioclimatic modelling to predict the likely impacts of climate change on over 700 species of plants and animals and 21 vegetation communities occurring in the NRM cluster. The ZIP files attached here provide the layers that formed the basis of the modelling process.

The data collection includes climate layers, individual species layers, derived layers, agricultural layers, vegetation layers, and NRM boundaries layers.

An explanatory report is also included. It describes and explains the methodology and outputs of species distribution modelling performed to assist NRM groups incorporate climate change into their management practices. In addition the report contains general metadata for the GIS data produced by the project.

The report contains five main sections. Firstly, the introduction provides a brief description of the Southern and South
Western Flatlands Cluster, followed by the objectives of the Stream 2 research project. In the second section, species
distribution (bioclimatic) modelling is explained and the species modelled are listed, with the rationale behind their
selection. Following this, the collection and selection of data for the species distribution modelling is described. The
types of GIS data created from the project are described and explained in the third and fourth sections, followed by
the GIS data file naming format in the final section.



Detailed Descriptions
Dataset, Report
050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity , 050209 - Natural Resource Management, 050101 - Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Geographic and Temporal Extents
Northern Agricultural, Perth, Avon, Kangaroo Island, Peel-Harvey, Northern and Yorke, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, South Coast, South West
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Attributions and Constraints
© 2015 Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, University of Western Australia. Individuals or other organisation wishing to use the data layers should contact the data custodian, Barbara Cook.
The University of Western Australia
Barbara Cook Ben Ford
Ford, B. & Cook, B. (2015). Southern and South-Western Flatlands climate change project: Data layers explained. Report No CENRM 139. Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, University of Western Australia. Barbara Cook, Ben Ford (2015): NRM Southern and South-Western Flatlands Data Layers. University of Western Australia. Data Collection.
Barbara Cook, Acting Director, CENRM