Bio-ORACLE v2.0: Marine Data Layers for Bioclimatic Modelling released

Added on 2017-07-14 11:51:49 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Bio-ORACLE v2.0 is a set of GIS rasters providing geophysical, biotic and environmental data for surface and benthic marine realms.
Linking biodiversity occurrence data to the physical and biotic environment provides a framework to formulate hypotheses about the ecological processes governing spatial and temporal patterns in biodiversity, which can be useful for marine ecosystem management and conservation.

Bio-ORACLE offers a user-friendly solution to accomplish this task by providing several global geophysical, biotic and climate layers at a common spatial resolution (5 arcmin, approximately 9.2 km at the equator) and a uniform landmask.

Data can be downloaded either as asci or tiff raster files using the interactive download manager or the sdmpredictors package in R.

Bio-ORACLE is developed by a team of marine researchers aiming to provide new ecologically relevant layers tailored for ecological modelling.


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