Invasive eurasian watermilfoil data from Minnesota lake point-intercept surveys between 1995 and 2019

  • Shyam Thomas (Creator)



The datasets uploaded describes Eurasian watermilfoil distribution and abundance across the state of Minnesota. The data was used to developed multiple species distribution models and includes both surveyed and several selected unsurveyed lakes. Besides EWM invasion status and abundance information for all surveyed lakes, the data also provides a snapshot of various ecological lake-level covariates (such as water chemistry conditions, water temperature and surrounding land-use). The dataset formed the basis for all the analyses in the below cited paper.

Funding information
Sponsorship: Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC)

Referenced by
Thomas, S.M. et al. (2021) Species distribution models for invasive Eurasian watermilfoil highlight the importance of data quality and limitations of discrimination accuracy metrics. Ecology & Evolution.
Date made availableAug 3 2021
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota
Date of data production1995 - 2019

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