Large companies and institutions are undertaking huge, complex GIS projects all the time. You have run across some examples. The purpose here is to show you some of data sources available to you, and some project ideas that might be feasible in the classroom.
A. field research and literature search to quantify the environmental requirements of a species
B. Use GIS database to identify areas that fulfill all requirements (layers, queries, buffers) for the species
C. Overlay known distributions of the species to identify areas under threat and to locate any uninhabited but candidate locations possible introduction of new populations
Dusky seaside sparrow (1987)
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