Interconnected Biodiversity: Mapping the Relationship Between Tree and Breeding Bird Species Diversity in Georgia's Forests, USA

Shangbin Liu, Chris J Cieszewski


This study analyzes the distribution of tree species and breeding bird species across the diverse forest habitats of Georgia, utilizing data from the U.S. Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program. We investigate the quantitative relationships between tree species diversity and bird species richness at a county scale, integrating FIA data with multi-source geographic information system (GIS) data to produce detailed spatial maps. Our findings reveal significant associations between the diversity of tree species and the richness of bird species, underscoring the ecological interconnectedness of Georgia's forest habitats. These results provide valuable insights for conservation planning and biodiversity monitoring, emphasizing the importance of maintaining diverse forest ecosystems to support varied wildlife populations.


Forest Biodiversity; Species Distribution Modeling; Breeding Bird Richness; Wildlife-Habitat Relationships; GIS RS and FIA in Ecology; Georgia Ecosystems.

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