serengeti: Serengeti dataset

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Vegetation data along a rainfall gradient in Serengeti national park.




A list of logical matrices


The data-set consists of a rectangular area of size 7.5 km x 90 km. These data are represented as a list of matrices. Each matrix is a moving window of 7.5 km x 7.5 km which moves my 2.5 km along the length of the rectangular data-set. Each entry in the matrix is vegetation data at a resolution of 30m as classified into binary units with 0 (grass) and 1 (forest). The rainfall data provided here is the average rainfall (mm/yr) of a moving window of dimension 7.5km which moves my 2.5 km along the length of the rectangular data-set.


Extracted from Eby's et al (2017) supplementary material


Eby, S., Agrawal, A., Majumder, S., Dobson, A.P. & Guttal, V. (2017). Alternative stable states and spatial indicators of critical slowing down along a spatial gradient in a savanna ecosystem: Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26, 638-649

Reed, D. N., Anderson, T. M., Dempewolf, J., Metzger, K., & Serneels, S. (2009). The spatial distribution of vegetation types in the Serengeti ecosystem: the influence of rainfall and topographic relief on vegetation patch characteristics. Journal of Biogeography, 36(4), 770-782.

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