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Yearly Dataset on Habitat Suitability Assessment for the Menghai-Lancang Asian Elephant Herd (1988-2020)

FAN Hui1LIU Jieru1ZHANG Jiejing1,2ZHANG Xin1CHEN Fei1,2
1 Institute of International Rivers and Eco-Security,Yunnan University,Kunming 650091,China2 Asian Elephant Research Center of National Forestry and Grassland Administration,Kunming 650216,China


Published:Dec. 2023

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Key Words:

time series habitat mapping,MaxEnt model,habitat suitability index,Asian elephant,Menghai-Lancang elephant herd


The dataset covers the habitat area of the Menghai-Lancang Asian elephant herd from Menghai County, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture to Lancang Lahu Autonomous County, Pu'er City in Yunan Province of China. The authors integrated the habitat suitability index (HSI) model and the MaxEnt-derived contribution rates of habitat evaluation factors to develop the yearly dataset on habitat suitability assessment for the Menghai-Lancang Asian Elephant herd (1988-2020). The dataset includes the assessed values and assessment levels of habitat suitability for the Menghai-Lancang Asian elephant herd from 1988 to 2020, with a spatial resolution of 30 m. The dataset is archived in .tif and .txt formats, it consists of 305 data files with data size of 3.55 GB (Compressed to four files with 1.59 GB). The analysis paper related to the dataset has been published in Acta Ecologica Sinica, Vol. 43, No. 9, 2023.

Foundation Item:

National Natural Science Foundation of China (41971239); Southwest Institute of Investigation and Planning, National Forestry and Grassland Administration (W2023-105); Yunnan University (2021Y032, ZC-23235224)

Data Citation:

FAN Hui, LIU Jieru, ZHANG Jiejing, ZHANG Xin, CHEN Fei. Yearly Dataset on Habitat Suitability Assessment for the Menghai-Lancang Asian Elephant Herd (1988-2020)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2023.


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Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 AssessedValues_HS_1988_1998.rar 536491.82KB
2 AssessedValues_HS_1999_2009.rar 535948.09KB
3 AssessedValues_HS_2010_2020.rar 538915.89KB
4 AssessmentLevels_HS_1988_2020.rar 64008.87KB