A habitat suitability index model for the trapdoor spider species, 'Arbanitis variabilis'

Trent, Stephen Wade (2005) A habitat suitability index model for the trapdoor spider species, 'Arbanitis variabilis'. [USQ Project]


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A habitat suitability model was created for the trapdoor spider species Arbanitis variabilis, to delineate the species general distribution within the Maiala National Park, Brisbane, Queensland. Existing literature of trapdoor spider species microhabitats was combined with a pilot study to propose the dominant parameters associated with the focal species preferred niche. Topographic and thematic aspects including elevation, aspect, slope, drainage, vegetation, transport and public access walking tracks were used to rate the habitat suitability of areas.
As information concerning the specific interactions between the species and environmental parameters could not be discerned within the scope of the present study, tree classification ranking, additive map algebra and rule based methods were adopted to calculate the habitat suitability index for each cell. Assessment of the validity of the model by checking the ground truth has not yet been conducted.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:23
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2020 00:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: habitat, trapdoor spider, microhabitat, geographic information systems (GIS),Arbanitis variabilis
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
06 Biological Sciences > 0602 Ecology > 060207 Population Ecology
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401302 Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310307 Population ecology
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/509

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