Data of "Evaluating expert-based habitat suitability information of terrestrial mammals with GPS-tracking data"

In our paper "Evaluating expert-based habitat suitability information of terrestrial mammals with GPS-tracking data" (Global Ecology and Biogeography) we use GPS tracking data from 1,498 from 49 different species to evaluate the expert-based habitat suitability data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Therefore, we used the GPS tracking data to estimate two measures of habitat suitability for each individual animal and habitat type: proportional habitat use (proportion of GPS locations within a habitat type), and selection ratio (habitat use relative to its availability). For each individual we then evaluated whether the GPS-based habitat suitability measures were in agreement with the IUCN data. To that end, we calculated the probability that the ranking of empirical habitat suitability measures was in agreement with IUCN’s classification into suitable, marginal and unsuitable habitat types. Our results showed that IUCN habitat suitability data were in accordance with the GPS data (>95% probability of agreement) for 33 out of 49 species based on proportional habitat use estimates and for 25 out of 49 species based on selection ratios. In addition, 37 and 34 species had a >50% probability of agreement based on proportional habitat use and selection ratios, respectively. These findings indicate that for the majority of species included in this study, it is appropriate to use IUCN habitat suitability data in macroecological studies. Furthermore, our study shows that GPS tracking data can be used to identify and prioritize species and habitat types for re-evaluation of IUCN habitat suitability data.

In this dataset we provide the measures of habitat suitability for each individual and each habitat type, calculated using different methods. In addition, we provide data on the body mass and IUCN Red List category of the species, as well as whether the species can be considered a habitat specialist or habitat generalist.

Metadata Access
Creator Broekman, M.J.E. (Radboud University); Hilbers, J.P.; Huijbregts, M.A.J. (Radboud University); Mueller, T.; Ali, A.H.; Andren, H.; Altmann, J.; Aronsson, M.; Attias, N.; Bartlam-Brooks, H.L.A.; van Beest, F.M.; Belant, J.L.; Beyer, D.E.; Bidner, L.; Blaum, N.; Boone, R.B.; Boyce, M.S.; Brown, M.B.; Cagnacci, F.; Cerne, R.; Chamaille-Jammes, S.; Dejid, N.; Dekker, J.; Desbiez, A.L.J.; Diaz-Munoz, S.L.; Fennessy, J.; Fichtel, C.; Fischer, C.; Fisher, J.T.; Fischhoff, I; Ford, A.T.; Fryxell, J.M.; Gehr, B.; Goheen, J.R.; Hauptfleisch, M.; Hewison, A.J.M.; Hering, R.; Heurich, M.; Isbell, L.A.; Janssen, R.; Jeltsch, F.; Kaczensky, P.; Kappeler, P.M.; Krofel, M.; LaPoint, S.; Latham, A.D.M.; Linnell, J.D.C.; Markham, A.C.; Mattisson, J.; Medici, E.P.; de Miranda Mourao, G.; Van Moorter, B.; Morato, R.G.; Morellet, N.; Mysterud, A.; Ndambuki, S.; Odden, J.; Olson, K.A.; Ornicans, A.; Pagon, N.; Panzacchi, M.; Persson, J.; Petroelje, T.; Rolandsen, C.M.; Roshier, D.; Rubenstein, D.I.; Said, S.; Salemgareyev, A.R.; Sawyer, H.; Schmidt, N.M.; Selva, N.; Sergiel, A.; Stabach, J.; Stacy-Dawes, J.; Stewart, F.E.C.; Stiegler, J.; Strand, O.; Sundaresan, S.; Svoboda, N.J.; Ullmann, W.; Voigt, U.; Wall, J.; Wikelski, M.; Wilmers, C.C.; Zieba, F.; Zwijacz-Kozica, T.; Schipper, A.M. (Radboud University); Tucker, M.A. (Radboud University)
Publisher Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Contributor Radboud University
Publication Year 2022
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess; DANS License;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format xlsx; pdf; csv
Discipline Biology; Life Sciences
Spatial Coverage Global