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dc.contributor.advisorMason, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorSearles, Savanna
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-21T13:08:28Z
dc.date.available2023-08-21T13:08:28Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/669284
dc.description.abstractThe ocelot can be found from northern Argentina to southern United States, with a small known population in southern Texas and a possible population in southern Arizona. They are protected both in the United States and in Mexico as an endangered species. Northeast Sonora deserves more research as an important extent of the current ocelot range, and one of the last linkages for ocelots in the United States. Identifying appropriate territory in Sonora exposes reasonable corridors for movement north into Arizona, where a small number of sightings and historical presence of ocelots are confirmed. This project examines habitat suitability using satellite derived data on canopy cover, vegetative land cover, as well as utilizing proximity to lakes, and distance from roads as raster inputs to a weighted rank suitability model. Testing multiple models reinforces the suitability of high scoring areas that are shared between scenarios. A review of the result showcases the need for additional research on habitat fragmentation, movement or dispersal, and cross-border studies of the ocelot.en_US
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dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.subjectweighted suitability analysisen_US
dc.subjectconservationen_US
dc.subjecthabitat suitabilityen_US
dc.subjectendangered speciesen_US
dc.subjectleopardus pardalisen_US
dc.titleAssessing Habitat Value in Sonora for the Leopardus Pardalisen_US
dc.typeElectronic Reporten_US
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thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographic Information Systems Technologyen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the MS-GIST Master's Reports collection. For more information about items in this collection, please contact the UA Campus Repository at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
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