Abstract or Description

In this study we ask what parts of Maine have the highest number of different native tree species. Additionally, we investigate whether development is increasing in the areas with highest species richness. Shifts in population location can lead to more development, patch creation, and put strain on an ecosystem.

About the Author

Tom Kiffney and Katherine A. Donchik are Biology and Environmental Science double majors at Colby College, in Waterville, Maine. They created this map for their Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing class.


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