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Plant species range models under different climate scenarios in Hawaii 2000-2090

Metadata Updated: June 15, 2024

This is the primary output dataset from the project to access the potential impacts of climate change on vegetation management strategies within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HAVO). The key objective of this project was to combine climate projections from the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) and plant distribution models from Price et al. to produce a series of projected species range maps over the next century. Although the project focused on HAVO, the projected species range maps were created for seven of the main Hawaiian Islands. We stored the model output as rasters (.TIF files); additionally we created multi-panel maps of these rasters that are available separately. In summary, this dataset consists of 4,095 rasters that delineate plant species range, both present and future, for various climate change scenarios and years. The series covers 39 species, 7 islands, and 15 different combinations of climate trajectory and year. The contents of each raster varies slightly, but the contents can be determined from the specific filename. Filenames have a consistent naming convenion, as follows: Species name + island + file type + climate trajectory + year.TIF, where the following definitions apply: Species name = abbreviated code representing genus and species; Island = 1 of the main 7 Hawaiian Islands (Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolwe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai); File type = one of 3 file types: (1) RANGE = present species range as of year 2000, (2) 80 PCT = binary raster of habitat suitability, (3) CHANGE TO 80 = raster showing the change in suitability between the year 2000 and the year indicated in the file name; Climate trajectory = lower (concave upward trajectory of change in rainfall and temperature over the century), middle (linear change in rainfall and temperature), upper (concave downward trajectory of change in rainfall and temperature), or future (where all three trajectories converge in 2090); Year = one of the following years: 2000, 2040, 2070, or 2090. For example, consider this filename: Acakoa Hawaii 80 pct future2090.tif. This filename defines the following: Species name = Acakoa (Acacia koa), Island = Hawaii island, File type = 80 pct, indicating that it is a binary raster of habitat suitability where a value of 1 means 80% of model iterations forecast suitable habitat, and a value of 0 means less than 80% of model runs project suitability, Climate trajectory = future, which represents the point in the future (2090) where the lower, middle and upper trajectories converge, Year = 2090 (end of century since that's when our climate data set series ends).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date May 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 15, 2024

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Metadata Created Date May 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 15, 2024
Publisher Climate Adaptation Science Centers
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Data Last Modified 2016-08-15
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