Ecological niche models for 214 rare vascular plant species in Alberta, present-day and 2050 and 2080 projections.
NatureServe sub-national (S) and global (G) rankings are also provided (1 = critically imperiled, 2 = imperiled, 3 = vulnerable, 4 = apparently secure, 5 = secure). N indicates number of observations (populations) that are known in the province and thus the model construction sample size. Species maps are organized into collections by family.
Sample map: Present-day habitat suitability map for the Broad-Leaved Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia).
These maps are made available for public and academic use. For more information, please contact [email protected] (Dr. Scott Nielsen) or [email protected] (Jessica Stolar). We'd also love to hear if you have found these maps useful.
If you're using these maps in publications or materials, please cite the following publication:
Stolar, J. and S.E. Nielsen. (In review) Mitigating potential losses of Alberta’s rare vascular plants and butterflies under climate change and resource use. Ecosphere.
Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI)