Supplementary Datasets

Published: 17 March 2020| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/8s3fps4vvb.2
Natalia Novoselova


The shared archived combined in Supplementary Datasets represent the actual databases used in the investigation considered in two papers: Meteorological conditions affecting black vulture (Coragyps atratus) soaring behavior in the southeast of Brazil: Implications for bird strike abatement (in submission) Remote sensing applications for abating the aircraft-bird strike risks in the southeast of Brazil (Human-Wildlife Interactions Journal, in print) The papers were based on my Master’s thesis defended in 2016 in the Institute of Biology of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master in Ecology. Our investigation was devoted to reducing the risk of aircraft collision with Black vultures. It had two parts considered in these two papers. In the first one we studied the relationship between soaring activity of Black vultures and meteorological characteristics. In the second one we explored the dependence of soaring activity of vultures on superficial and anthropogenic characteristics. The study was implemented within surroundings of two airports in the southeast of Brazil taken as case studies. We developed the methodological approaches combining application of GIS and remote sensing technologies for data processing, which were used as the main research instrument. By dint of them we joined in the georeferenced databases (shapefiles) the data of bird's observation and three types of environmental factors: (i) meteorological characteristics collected together with the bird’s observation, (ii) superficial parameters (relief and surface temperature) obtained from the products of ASTER imagery; (iii) parameters of surface covering and anthropogenic pressure obtained from the satellite images of high resolution. Based on the analyses of the georeferenced databases, the relationship between soaring activity of vultures and environmental factors was studied; the behavioral patterns of vultures in soaring flight were revealed; the landscape types highly attractive for this species and forming the increased concentration of birds over them were detected; the maps giving a numerical estimation of hazard of bird strike events over the airport vicinities were constructed; the practical recommendations devoted to decrease the risk of collisions with vultures and other bird species were formulated. This archive contains all materials elaborated and used for the study, including the GIS database for two papers, remote sensing data, and Microsoft Excel datasets. You can find the description of supplementary files in the Description of Supplementary Dataset.docx. The links on supplementary files and their attribution to the text of papers are considered in the Attribution to the text of papers.docx. The supplementary files are in the folders Datasets, GIS_others, GIS_Raster, GIS_Shape. For any question please write me on this email: Natalia Novoselova



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