Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: joachim.maes@ec.europa.eu

Title: Habitat quality

Description

The habitat quality indicator is based on the modelled species distribution of common birds. Data on bird species occurrences were obtained from the EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds. Species distribution models were built by means of the maximum entropy method implemented in Maxent and downscaled at 10 km2 resolution relying on an ecological basis. Within each polygon of the species range defined by the EBCC Atlas, we refined the species occurrence at grid cells of 10 km2 resolution based on the species preferences for breeding habitats. The indicator expresses the relative species richness of common birds as a ratio between local and regional species richness.

Contributors
Joachim Maes joachim.maes@ec.europa.eu
How to cite
Maes, Joachim (2010):  Habitat quality. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/bc42e5ba-aa1e-41fc-bec1-285314590be6
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Related resources

Data access

  • Download baseline 2010 TIFF

    The compressed zipfile HQI.zip contains the Habitat Quality Index data at 10 km resolution for the year 2010. HQI is a dimensionless ratio between the local and regional species richness based on the distribution of common birds.

Publications

  • publication A habitat quality indicator for common birds in Europe based on species distribution models

    Vallecillo Rodriguez S, Maes J, Polce C, Lavalle C. A habitat quality indicator for common birds in Europe based on species distribution models. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS 69; 2016. p. 488-499. JRC98383

    DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.05.008

  • publication Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services: Trends in ecosystems and ecosystem services in the European Union between 2000 and 2010

    Maes J, Fabrega Domenech N, Zulian G, Lopes Barbosa A, Vizcaino Martinez M, Ivits E, Polce C, Vandecasteele I, Mari Rivero I, Bastos De Morais Guerra C, Perpiña Castillo C, Vallecillo Rodriguez S, Baranzelli C, Ribeiro Barranco R, Batista E Silva F, Jacobs C, Trombetti M, Lavalle C. Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services: Trends in ecosystems and ecosystem services in the European Union between 2000 and 2010. EUR 27143. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Publications Office of the European Union; 2015. JRC94889

    DOI:10.2788/817609

Additional information
Issue date 2010-07-26
Landing page http://biodiversity.europa.eu/maes
Temporal coverage

From: 2010-01-01 – To: 2010-01-01

Update frequency not planned
Language English
Data theme(s) Economy and finance; Environment
EuroVoc domain(s) 52 ENVIRONMENT; 56 AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES
EuroVoc concept(s) biodiversity; biotope; land use
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/bc42e5ba-aa1e-41fc-bec1-285314590be6
Geographic information
Lineage

No additional information

Geographic bounding box

81.4° N, 43.2° E, 35.3° S, -11.5° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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