Microclimate Species Distribution Models for Plethodontid Salamanders in Great Smoky Mountains National Park



This dataset includes microclimate species distribution models at a ~3 m2 spatial resolution and free-air temperature species distribution models at ~0.85 km2 spatial resolution for three plethodontid salamander species (Demognathus wrighti, Desmognathus ocoee, and Plethodon jordani) across Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We also include heatmaps representing the differences between microclimate and free-air species distribution models and polygon layers representing the fragmented habitat for each species' predicted range. All datasets include predictions for 2010, 2030, and 2050.
Date made availableMay 8 2023
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • Ecological niche modeling, microclimate, species distribution model, spatial resolution, range loss, suitable habitat, plethodontid salamanders, montane ecosystems

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