Ecogeographical variable dataset for species distribution modelling, describing forest landscape in Latvia, 2017

Published: 6 June 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/228vzwytth.1


42 ecogeographical variables (EGVs) used to describe the landscape of Latvia at three scales (local and two landscape). Layers are focused on the description of forest heterogeneity, but account for other ecosystems and land cover types as well. The more temporarily changing land use and land cover (LULC) types as forest and agricultural lands are described from 2017 databases. With most of the other LULC information gathered from the topographic map (2016) at the scale of 1:10 000. All the raster layers provided here are in the Latvian projected coordinate reference system (epsg:3059) with a grid cell size of 25ha. Each layer provides quantitative information on the area, shape, and edge of habitat classes and additionally, age, time since the last forestry disturbance, relative soil humidity, relative soil richness etc. for forests. The three scales represent information from within 25ha grid cell, and two radii – 1250 and 2500 m - around the center of the grid cell.



Ecology, Biogeography