Dataset Overview

This is a shapefile of the marten project study area, which includes Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and upstate New York. For details on the study area, please see: Aylward, C. M., J. D. Murdoch, T. M. Donovan, C. W. Kilpatrick, C. Bernier, and J. Katz. 2018. Estimating distribution and connectivity of recolonizing American marten in the northeastern United States using expert elicitation techniques. Animal Conservation (doi:10.1111/acv.12417). The shapefile may be useful for providing geographic context to the marten corridor map (also included as a dataset in this project; see figure 5 in the paper).

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Estimating movement corridors between isolated core populations of the American marten using circuit theory. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of expert-opinion data at modeling occupancy for rare species and provide tools for planning marten recovery in

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Preferred Citation

James Murdoch (2018) Marten project study area. FEMC. Available online at:

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