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Reintroduction of a Species: Using GIS Suitability Analysis to Find Environments for Species Reintroduction

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Lark, Ellen
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2008-04-26

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One method of boosting populations of endangered species is the use of captive populations to increase numbers. A problem with this method is that the captive population eventually has to be released into the wild and has to survive there. Even with a good knowledge of species needs, this can be time consuming and may not succeed. By mapping suitable environments using spatial analysis, areas for release might be better determined. This type of data analysis could potentially also be used to determine where remaining wild populations might be found. In this project, a threatened subspecies of amphibian, the Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Rana chiricahuensis) provides the basis for a GIS suitability analysis. This species is an amphibian that is associated with riparian areas in sky islands of Arizona. Because it is only threatened, there is a fair amount known about it and its environment. Thus, it is possible to see if this type of suitability analysis will give a reasonable approximation of areas that are useful for reintroduction. Several factors such as elevation, human access to the area under consideration, stream access and sightings of wild populations have been used as a basis for this analysis.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2008 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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