Northern Diamondback Terrapin was selected as a representative species for the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project at the mid-Atlantic workshop of the North Atlantic LCC (https://scholarworks.umass.edu/designing_sustainable_landscapes/). The habitat clusters (ecological systems) and associated wildlife species that it represents generally comprise of coastal estuaries and islands, tidal rivers, salt marshes, and Northern Atlantic sandy beaches. The Landscape Capability (LC) index integrates habitat capability, prevalence and climate suitability into a single index that reflects the relative capacity of a site to support the species.
DeLuca, William V., "Designing Sustainable Landscapes: Representative Species Model: Northern Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin)" (2016). Data and Datasets. 75.