Designing Sustainable Landscapes: Representative Species Model: Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)
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Wood Turtle was selected as a representative species for the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project 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 slow-moving moderately sized streams and forest and wetland systems near those streams. The Landscape Capability (LC) index integrates habitat capability 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: Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)" (2015). Data and Datasets. 90.