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dc.contributor.authorJackson, Lara
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:59:20Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:59:20Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.otherjackson_lara_201012_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/jackson_lara_201012_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26921
dc.description.abstractGeorgia plume (Elliottia racemosa) is a threatened ericaceous tree endemic to the Coastal Plain region of Georgia. A Geographic Information System and Global Positioning System (GIS/GPS) was used in conjunction with logistic regression techniques to analyze the correlations between habitat factors and the distribution of Georgia plume at Big Hammock Natural Area in the Coastal Plain of south Georgia. Distance to river, lime buffering capacity, soil pH, percent base saturation, cation exchange capacity and soil iron, nickel, and lead concentrations were significant factors relating to the presence of Georgia plume. However, a stepwise selection process determined iron soil concentration to be the only useful factor for the final linear regression logistic model. The findings were applied to create a GIS-based habitat suitability model for Georgia plume for successful prediction of habitat suitability as a function of five environmental factors. A total of forty three percent of the study area was characterized as highly suitable habitat for Georgia plume.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectElliottia racemosa
dc.subjectGeorgia plume
dc.subjectrare species
dc.subjectGeographic Information System (GIS)
dc.subjectGlobal Positioning System (GPS)
dc.subjectconservation
dc.subjectspatial analysis
dc.subjectcorrelation
dc.subjectHabitat Suitability Model
dc.titleGeospatial analysis and habitat suitability modeling of Elliottia racemosa (Georgia plume)
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentHorticulture
dc.description.majorHorticulture
dc.description.advisorDavid Berle
dc.description.committeeDavid Berle
dc.description.committeeWendy Zomlefer
dc.description.committeeMarc Van Iersel
dc.description.committeeMarguerite Madden


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