Dataset Overview

Scenario-simulated raster maps of American black bear (Ursus americanus) distribution throughout New England. Rasters provide distribution estimates for the year 2060 projected by each of the NELFP scenarios: Recent Trends, Connected Communities, Yankee Cosmopolitan, Go It Alone, and Growing Global. The pixel values in each raster represent probability of occurrence estimates for the target species. Occurrence probabilities were derived from species distribution models developed through expert elicitation and mixed modeling methods and climate and landcover conditions simulated for the year 2060. For further details on the development of the distribution maps, please see: Pearman-Gillman SB, Duveneck MJ, Murdoch JD and Donovan TM (2020). Drivers and Consequences of Alternative Landscape Futures on Wildlife Distributions in New England, United States. Front. Ecol. Evol. 8:164. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00164.

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