Dataset

Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) - observation records filtered for species distribution modelling

James Cook University
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Open Access. If the data is not available via the provided link, please contact an associated party (preferrably the Manager if specified) for access.

Contact Information

jeremy.vanderwal@jcu.edu.au

A/Prof Jeremy VanDerWal
Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change
James Cook University
Building 145, ATSIP
James Cook Drive
Townsville, QLD 4811
Australia
Tel: +61 7 4781 5570


Brief description

Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) observation records from continental Australia suitable for species distribution modelling.

Full description

This dataset includes observations of Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) that are sourced from the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) database. Rather than raw observations, these have been filtered such that they are assumed to be suitable for species distribution modelling exercises. The cleaning process included: 1. automatic vetting based on the ALA's 'assertions' whereby observations were assessed as inappropriate for modelling (ie. 'ZERO_COORDINATES', 'INVALID SCIENTIFIC NAME'); 2. determining if the observations fell within expert-derived range polygons. These polygons were supplied by BirdLife Australia to represent, for each species, its core breeding habitat, non-breeding, historic, irruptive, or invasive ranges. Records that fall outside these ranges were marked as inappropriate for modelling; and 3. human-derived classification of records after previous two assessments. Through the Edgar project (http://tropicaldatahub.org/goto/edgar), users were able to map all species observations and comment on the suitability of records for distribution modelling. This included records deemed inappropriate by other means. Every 6 months the occurrence record download file is updated to reflect recent vetting by experts. In the data download, sensitive records have been obfuscated by truncating the lat/long to two decimal places. Obfuscated records will be indicated in the data file. Access to the accurate data will need to be arranged with the original data owners - contact the ALA for more information. The resulting downloadable file of occurrence records reflects which records are suitable for species distribution modelling.

Notes

Data is downloadable as a zipped CSV file. These occurrence records are displayed on Edgar: (http://tropicaldatahub.org/goto/edgar)

Data time period: 1900-01-01

Data time period: 1900s to present

142.878906,-9.357561 154.832031,-26.662756 148.503906,-44.273194 144.988281,-44.273194 132.156249,-33.207053 115.457031,-36.94601 111.238281,-22.020043 133.035156,-10.050621 142.878906,-9.357561

133.035156,-26.8153775

text: Continental Australia

Other Information

uri : http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Casuarius+casuarius

Atlas of Living Australia - Species page containing links to full original dataset of observations

uri : http://tropicaldatahub.org/goto/edgar

Edgar - current and future species distribution models

Identifiers
  • Local : jcu.edu.au/tdh/collection/c6f8bb3d-32f6-40dd-b527-b52120025b8d