DGGRID Users

Examples of projects using DGGRID or DGGRID-generated products:

  • US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Superfund Atlas Grid
  • PlanetRisk/Culmen International DGGS
  • European Space Agency’s (ESA) SMOS Level 1 Soil Moisture Product
  • NSF GLOBE project
  • Pilot grid for the Global Forum for Geography and Statistics task force
  • Multiple International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) species maps
  • DGGRIDR (R interface to DGGRID)
  • FRK (Fixed Rank Krigging in R using DGGRID-generated grids)
  • OpenStreetMap History eXplorer

Examples of published science using DGGRID or DGGRID-generated products:

  • 2019. Land Cover Grid Data of Henan Province in 2015 [J/OL]. Li Ning, Zhu Xi, Qin Fen. China Science Data, 2019. doi: 10.11922/csdata.2018.0097.en.
  • 2019. Global opportunities to increase agricultural independence through phosphorus recycling. Powers, S. M.Chowdhury, R. B.MacDonald, G. K.Metson, G. S.Beusen, A. H. W.Bouwman, A. F., et al. Earth’s Future7. doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EF001097
  • 2019. Biodiversity data integration—the significance of data resolution and domain.  König C, Weigelt P, Schrader J, Taylor A, Kattge J, Kreft H. PLoS Biol 17(3): e3000183. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000183
  • 2019. Where the wild birds go: explaining the differences in migratory destinations across terrestrial bird species. Somveille, M. , Manica, A. and Rodrigues, A. S. Ecography, 42: 225-236. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.03531
  • 2019. Biodiversity data integration–The significance of data resolution and domain. König, Christian, Weigelt, Patrick, Schrader, Julian, Taylor, Amanda, Kattge, Jens, Kreft, Holger. PLOS Biology; doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000183.
  • 2019. Temperature drives the evolution and global distribution of avian eggshell colour. Wisocki, Phillip A., Kennelly, Patrick, Rivera, Indira Rojas, Cassey, Phillip, Hanley, Daniel. bioRxiv 559435; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/559435.
  • 2019. Time of emergence of novel climates for North American migratory bird populations. La Sorte, F. A., Fink, D. and Johnston, A. Ecography. doi:10.1111/ecog.04408.
  • 2019. Comparison of Two Synergy Approaches for Hybrid Cropland Mapping. Chen, D.; Lu, M.; Zhou, Q.; Xiao, J.; Ru, Y.; Wei, Y.; Wu, W. Remote Sens, no. 11: 213.
  • 2018. Ecological Resilience Indicators for Five Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems. Kathleen L. Goodin, Don Faber-Langendoen, Jorge Brenner, Scott T. Allen, Richard H. Day, Victoria M. Congdon, Christine Shepard, Katherine E. Cummings, Camille L. Stagg, Christopher A. Gabler, Kenneth H. Dunton, R. Rob Ruzicka, Kate Semon-Lunz, Dave Reed, Katherine Wirt Ames, Matthew Love. http://www.natureserve.org/conservation-tools/projects/ecological-resilience-indicators-five-northern-gulf-mexico-ecosystems
  • 2018. Holding steady: Little change in intensity or timing of bird migration over the Gulf of Mexico. Horton KG, Van Doren BM, La Sorte FA, et al. Glob Change Biol, no. 00: 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14540.
  • 2018. The phylogenetic and functional diversity of regional breeding bird assemblages is reduced and constricted through urbanization. La Sorte FA, Lepczyk CA, Aronson MFJ, et al. Divers Distrib, no. 24: 928–938. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12738.
  • 2018. Seasonal associations with novel climates for North American migratory bird populations. La Sorte, F. A., Fink, D. and Johnston, A. Ecol Lett, no. 21: 845-856. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12951.
  • 2018. Energy Efficiency Drives the Global Seasonal Distribution of Birds. Somveille, Marius, Ana S. L. Rodrigues, and Andrea Manica. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2, no. 6: 962-69. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0556-9.
  • 2018. An Evaluation of SMOS L-band Vegetation Optical Depth (L-VOD) Data Sets: High Sensitivity of L-VOD to Above-ground Biomass in Africa. Rodríguez-Fernández, Nemesio J., Arnaud Mialon, Stephane Mermoz, Alexandre Bouvet, Philippe Richaume, Ahmad Al Bitar, Amen Al-Yaari, Martin Brandt, Thomas Kaminski, Thuy Le Toan, Yann H. Kerr, and Jean-Pierre Wigneron. Biogeosciences 15, no. 14: 4627-645. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4627-2018.
  • 2018. Spatial Statistical Downscaling for Constructing High-Resolution Nature Runs in Global Observing System Simulation Experiments. Ma, Pulong, Emily L. Kang, Amy J. Braverman, and Hai M. Nguyen. Technometrics, 1-45. doi:10.1080/00401706.2018.1524791.
  • 2018. Diversity change during the rise of tetrapods and the impact of the ‘Carboniferous rainforest collapse. Dunne E.M., R.A. Close, D.J. Button, N. Brocklehurst, D.D. Cashmore, G.T. Lloyd, and R.J. Butler. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285: 20172730.
  • 2018. Genetic landscapes reveal how human genetic diversity aligns with geography. Peter, B.M., D. Petkova, and J. Novembre. bioRxiv 233486. https://doi.org/10.1101/233486.
  • 2017. Towards a global oil palm sample database: design and implications. Cheng, Y., L. Yu, Y. Zhao, Y. Xu, K. Hackman, A.P. Cracknell, and P. Gong. International Journal of Remote Sensing 38, no. 14: 4022–4032.
  • 2017. Deep learning for wind vector determination. McAllister, Richard and John Sheppard. 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI). 1-8.
  • 2017. Migration distance, ecological barriers and en-route variation in the migratory behaviour of terrestrial bird populations. La Sorte, F.A., and D. Fink. Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 26, issue 2, pp. 216-227.
  • 2017. A Synergy Cropland of China by Fusing Multiple Existing Maps and Statistics. Lu, M., W. Wu, L.You, D. Chen, L. Zhang, P. Yang, and H. Tang. Sensors, vol. 17, issue 7.
  • 2017. Historical biome distribution and recent human disturbance shape the diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Pärtel, M., M. Öpik, M. Moora, L. Tedersoo, R. Szava-Kovats, S. Rosendahl, M.C. Rillig, Y. Lekberg, H. Kreft, T. Helgason, O. Eriksson, J. Davison, F. de Bello, T. Caruso, and M. Zobel. Global Phytologist.
  • 2017. Projected changes in prevailing winds for transatlantic migratory birds under global warming. La Sorte, F.A., and D. Fink. Journal of Animal Ecology, vol. 86, issue 2, pp. 1365-2656.
  • 2017. The Global Distribution and Drivers of Alien Bird Species Richness. Dyer, Ellie E., Ellie E. Dyer, Phillip Cassey, David W. Redding, Ben Collen, Victoria Franks,  Kevin J. Gaston, Kate E. Jones, Salit Kark, C. David L. Orme, and Tim M. Blackburn. PLOS Biology.
  • 2017. Wãhi, a discrete global grid gazetteer built using linked open data. Adams, Benjamin. International Journal of Digital Earth, vol. 10, issue 5, pp. 490-503.
  • 2016. Convergence of broad-scale migration strategies in terrestrial birds. La Sorte, F.A., D. Fink, W.M. Hochachka, and S. Kelling. Proc. R. Soc. B, vol. 283, no. 1823, p. 20152588. The Royal Society.
  • 2016. Prey depletion as a threat to the world’s large carnivores. Wolf, C., and W.J. Ripple. Royal Society Open Science 3, no. 8: 160252.
  • 2016. Fruiting Season Length Restricts Global Distribution of Female-Only Parental Care in Frugivorous Passerine Birds. Barve, S., and F.A. La Sorte. PloS one 11, no. 5: e0154871.
  • 2016. The implications of mid‐latitude climate extremes for North American migratory bird populations. La Sorte, F.A., W.M. Hochachka, A. Farnsworth, A.A. Dhondt, and D. Sheldon. Ecosphere 7, no. 3.
  • 2016. Convergence of broad-scale migration strategies in terrestrial birds. La Sorte, F.A., D. Fink, W.M. Hochachka, and S. Kelling. Proc. R. Soc. B, vol. 283, no. 1823, p. 20152588. The Royal Society.
  • 2015. Detecting change in urban areas at continental scales with MODIS data. Mertes, C.M., A. Schneider, D. Sulla-Menashe, A.J. Tatem, and Bin Tan. Remote Sensing of Environment 158: 331-347.
  • 2015. Why do birds migrate? A macroecological perspective. Somveille, M., A.S.L. Rodrigues, and A. Manica. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24, no. 6: 664-674.
  • 2015. Global aerial flyways allow efficient travelling. Kranstauber, B., R. Weinzierl, M. Wikelski, and K. Safi. Ecology letters 18, no. 12: 1338-1345.
  • 2015. Frankenplace: interactive thematic mapping for ad hoc exploratory search. Adams, B., G. McKenzie, and M. Gahegan. Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web, pp. 12-22. ACM.
  • 2015. Citizen‐science data provides new insight into annual and seasonal variation in migration patterns. Supp, S.R., F.A. La Sorte, T.A. Cormier, M.C.W. Lim, D.R. Powers, S.M. Wethington, S. Goetz, and C.H. Graham. Ecosphere 6, no. 1: 1-19.
  • 2014. Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays. Dulvy, N.K., S.L. Fowler, J.A. Musick, R.D. Cavanagh, P.M. Kyne, L.R. Harrison, and J.K. Carlson. Elife 3: e00590.
  • 2014. Conservation opportunities across the world’s anthromes. Martin, L.J., J.E. Quinn, E.C. Ellis, M.R. Shaw, M.A. Dorning, L.M. Hallett, N.E. Heller. Diversity and distributions 20, no. 7: 745-755.
  • 2014. The role of atmospheric conditions in the seasonal dynamics of North American migration flyways. La Sorte, F.A., D. Fink, W.M. Hochachka, Andrew Farnsworth, Amanda D. Rodewald, Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Brian L. Sullivan, David W. Winkler, Chris Wood, and Steve Kelling. Journal of Biogeography 41, no. 9: 1685-1696.
  • 2014. Spatially explicit trends in the global conservation status of vertebrates. Rodrigues, Ana SL, Thomas M. Brooks, Stuart HM Butchart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox, Michael Hoffmann, and Simon N. Stuart. PloS one 9, no. 11: e113934.
  • 2014. Mechanisms driving an unusual latitudinal diversity gradient for grasses. Visser, Vernon, W. Derek Clayton, David A. Simpson, Robert P. Freckleton, and Colin P. Osborne. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23, no. 1: 61-75.
  • 2014. Empirical sea ice thickness retrieval during the freeze up period from SMOS high incident angle observations. Huntemann, Marcus, Georg Heygster, Lars Kaleschke, Thomas Krumpen, M. Mäkynen, and M. Drusch. The Cryosphere 8, no. 2: 439-451.
  • 2014. Global priorities for marine biodiversity conservation. Selig, E.R., Turner, W.R., Troeng, S., Wallace, B.P., Halpern, B.S., Kaschner, K., Lascelles, B.G., Carpenter, and R.A. Mittermeier. PLoS ONE, 9(1): e82898.
  • 2014. The potential, realised and essential ecosystem service benefits of biodiversity conservation. Turner, Will R., Katrina Brandon, Thomas M. Brooks, Claude Gascon, Holly K. Gibbs, Keith Lawrence, Russell A. Mittermeier, and Elizabeth R. Selig. Roe D, Elliot J, Sandbrook C, Walpole M. Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation, Exploring the Evidence for a Link. London: Wiley-Blackwell: 850-1216.
  • 2013. Population‐level scaling of avian migration speed with body size and migration distance for powered fliers. Sorte, F.A. La, D. Fink, W.M. Hochachka, John P. DeLong, and Steve Kelling. Ecology 94, no. 8: 1839-1847.
  • 2013. Mapping global diversity patterns for migratory birds. Somveille, Marius, Andrea Manica, Stuart HM Butchart, and Ana SL Rodrigues. PLoS One 8, no. 8: e70907.
  • 2013. Brood parasitism and the evolution of cooperative breeding in birds. Feeney, William E., Iliana Medina, M. Somveille, Robert Heinsohn, M. L. Hall, R. A. Mulder, J. A. Stein, R. M. Kilner, and Naomi E. Langmore. Science 342, no. 6165: 1506-1508.
  • 2013. The potential, realised and essential ecosystem service benefits of biodiversity conservation. Turner, Will R., Katrina Brandon, Thomas M. Brooks, Claude Gascon, Holly K. Gibbs, Keith Lawrence, Russell A. Mittermeier, and Elizabeth R. Selig. Roe D, Elliot J, Sandbrook C, Walpole M. Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation, Exploring the Evidence for a Link. London: Wiley-Blackwell: 850-1216.
  • 2013. The conservation status of the world’s reptiles. Böhm, Monika, Ben Collen, Jonathan EM Baillie, Philip Bowles, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox, Geoffrey Hammerson et al. Biological Conservation 157: 372-385.
  • 2013. Finer resolution observation and monitoring of global land cover: first mapping results with Landsat TM and ETM+ data. Peng Gong, Jie Wang, Le Yu, Yongchao Zhao, Yuanyuan Zhao, Lu Liang, Zhenguo Niu, Xiaomeng Huang, Haohuan Fu, Shuang Liu, Congcong Li, Xueyan Li, Wei Fu, Caixia Liu, Yue Xu, Xiaoyi Wang, Qu Cheng, Luanyun Hu, Wenbo Yao, Han Zhang, Peng Zhu, Ziying Zhao, Haiying Zhang, Yaomin Zheng, Luyan Ji, Yawen Zhang, Han Chen, An Yan, Jianhong Guo, Liang Yu, Lei Wang, Xiaojun Liu, Tingting Shi, Menghua Zhu, Yanlei Chen, Guangwen Yang, Ping Tang, Bing Xu, Chandra Giri, Nicholas Clinton, Zhiliang Zhu, Jin Chen, and Jun Chen. International Journal Of Remote Sensing, Vol 34, Issue 7, 2607-2654.
  • 2012. Global biodiversity conservation and the alleviation of poverty. Turner, Will R., Katrina Brandon, Thomas M. Brooks, Claude Gascon, Holly K. Gibbs, Keith S. Lawrence, Russell A. Mittermeier, and Elizabeth R. Selig. BioScience 62, no. 1 (2012): 85-92.
  • 2012. Technical implementation of SMOS data in the ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System. Sabater, Joaquín Munoz, Anne Fouilloux, and Patricia de Rosnay. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 9, no. 2: 252-256.
  • 2012. A.P.E.S. Dashboard: Methodology. Farmer E., Larrosa C., and J.P.W. Scharlemann. UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK.
  • 2011. Spatio-temporal smoothing and EM estimation for massive remote-sensing data sets. Katzfuss, M. and Cressie, N. Journal of Time Series Analysis, 32: 430-446. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9892.2011.00732.x
  • 2011. A dynamic approach for evaluating coarse scale satellite soil moisture products. Loew, Alexander, and Florian Schlenz. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 15: 75-90.
  • 2011. Complete, accurate, mammalian phylogenies aid conservation planning, but not much. Rodrigues, Ana SL, Richard Grenyer, Jonathan EM Baillie, Olaf RP Bininda-Emonds, John L. Gittlemann, Michael Hoffmann, Kamran Safi, Jan Schipper, Simon N. Stuart, and Thomas Brooks. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 366, no. 1578: 2652-2660.
  • 2011. Global priorities for conservation of threatened species, carbon storage, and freshwater services: scope for synergy?. Larsen, Frank W., Maria C. Londoño‐Murcia, and Will R. Turner. Conservation Letters 4, no. 5: 355-363.
  • 2010. The impact of conservation on the status of the world’s vertebrates. Hoffmann M, C. Hilton-Taylor, A. Angulo, M. Böhm, T.M. Brooks, S.H. Butchart, K.E. Carpenter, J. Chanson, B. Collen, N.A. Cox, W.R. Darwall, N.K. Dulvy, L.R. Harrison, V. Katariya, C.M. Pollock, S. Quader, N.I. Richman, A.S. Rodrigues, M.F. Tognelli, J.C. Vié, J.M. Aguiar, D.J. Allen, G.R. Allen, G. Amori, N.B. Ananjeva, F. Andreone, P. Andrew, A.L. Aquino Ortiz, J.E. Baillie, R. Baldi, B.D. Bell, S.D. Biju, J.P. Bird, P. Black-Decima, J.J. Blanc, F. Bolaños, W. Bolivar-G, I.J. Burfield, J.A. Burton, D.R. Capper, F. Castro, G. Catullo, R.D. Cavanagh, A. Channing, N.L. Chao, A.M. Chenery, F. Chiozza, V. Clausnitzer, N.J. Collar, L.C. Collett, B.B. Collette, C.F. Cortez Fernandez, M.T. Craig, M.J. Crosby, N. Cumberlidge, A. Cuttelod, A.E. Derocher, A.C. Diesmos, J.S. Donaldson, J.W. Duckworth, G. Dutson, S.K. Dutta, R.H. Emslie, A. Farjon, S. Fowler, J. Freyhof, D.L. Garshelis, J. Gerlach, D.J. Gower, T.D. Grant, G.A. Hammerson, R.B. Harris, L.R. Heaney, S.B. Hedges, J.M. Hero, B. Hughes, S.A. Hussain, M.J. Icochea, R.F. Inger, N. Ishii, D.T. Iskandar, R.K. Jenkins, Y. Kaneko, M. Kottelat, K.M. Kovacs, S.L. Kuzmin, E. La Marca, J.F. Lamoreux, M.W. Lau, E.O. Lavilla, K. Leus, R.L. Lewison, G. Lichtenstein, S.R. Livingstone, V. Lukoschek, D.P. Mallon, P.J. McGowan, A. McIvor, P.D. Moehlman, S. Molur, A.A. Muñoz, J.A. Musick, K. Nowell, R.A. Nussbaum, W. Olech, N.L. Orlov, T.J. Papenfuss, G. Parra-Olea, W.F. Perrin, B.A. Polidoro, M. Pourkazemi, P.A. Racey, J.S. Ragle, M. Ram, G. Rathbun, R.P. Reynolds, A.G. Rhodin, S.J. Richards, L.O. Rodríguez, S.R. Ron, C. Rondinini, A.B. Rylands, Y. Sadovy de Mitcheson, J.C. Sanciangco, K.L. Sanders, G. Santos-Barrera, J. Schipper, C. Self-Sullivan, Y. Shi, A. Shoemaker, F.T. Short, C. Sillero-Zubiri, D.L. Silvano, K.G. Smith, A.T. Smith, J. Snoeks, A.J. Stattersfield, A.J. Symes, A.B. Taber, B.K. Talukdar, H.J. Temple, R. Timmins, J.A. Tobias, K. Tsytsulina, D. Tweddle, C. Ubeda, S.V. Valenti, P.P. van Dijk, L.M. Veiga, A. Veloso, D.C. Wege, M. Wilkinson, E.A. Williamson, F. Xie, B.E. Young, H.R. Akçakaya, L. Bennun, T.M. Blackburn, L. Boitani, H.T. Dublin, G.A. da Fonseca, C. Gascon, T.E Jr. Lacher, G.M. Mace, S.A. Mainka, J.A. McNeely, R.A. Mittermeier, G.M. Reid, J.P. Rodriguez, A.A. Rosenberg, M.J. Samways, J. Smart, B.A. Stein, S.N. Stuart. Science 330, no. 6010: 1503-1509.
  • 2010. Global congruence of carbon storage and biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems. Strassburg, B.B.N., A. Kelly, A. Balmford, R.G. Davies, H.K. Gibbs, A. Lovett, L. Miles. Conservation Letters 3, no. 2: 98-105.
  • 2010. A global assessment of amphibian taxonomic effort and expertise. Rodrigues, A.S.L., C.L. Gray, B.J. Crowter, R.M. Ewers, S.N. Stuart, T. Whitten, and A. Manica. BioScience 60, no. 10: 798-806.
  • 2009. Mapping urban areas on a global scale: which of the eight maps now available is more accurate? Potere, D., A. Schneider, S. Angel, and D.L. Civco. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30, no. 24: 6531-6558.
  • 2009. The European heat wave 2003: Early indicators from multisensoral microwave remote sensing? Loew, A., T. Holmes, and R. de Jeu. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 114, no. D5.
  • 2009. Odonata enter the biodiversity crisis debate: the first global assessment of an insect group. Clausnitzer, V., V.J. Kalkman, M. Ram, B. Collen, J.E.M. Baillie, M. Bedjanič, W.R.T. Darwall. Biological Conservation 142, no. 8: 1864-1869.
  • 2009. 13 Comparison of Global Urban Maps. Potere, D., and A. Schneider. Global Mapping of Human Settlement: Experiences, Datasets, and Prospects: 269.
  • 2018. Planar and spherical hierarchical, multi-resolution cellular automata. Kiester AR, Sahr K. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 32, no. 3: 204-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2008.03.001
  • 2008. The status of the world’s land and marine mammals: diversity, threat, and knowledge. Schipper, J., J.S. Chanson, F. Chiozza, N.A. Cox, M. Hoffmann, V. Katariya, J. Lamoreu. Science 322, no. 5899: 225-230.
  • 2008. Preparing the ESA-SMOS (soil moisture and ocean salinity) mission-overview of the user data products and data distribution strategy. Pinori, S., R. Crapolicchio, and S. Mecklenburg. In Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, 2008. MICRORAD 2008, pp. 1-4. IEEE.
  • 2008. Fixed rank kriging for very large spatial data sets. Cressie, N., and G. Johannesson. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology), 70(1), pp. 209– 226.
  • 2008. Horizontal positional accuracy of Google Earth’s high-resolution imagery archive. Potere, D. Sensors 8, no. 12: 7973-7981.
  • 2007. A critical look at representations of urban areas in global maps. Potere, D., and A. Schneider. GeoJournal 69, no. 1-2: 55-80.
  • 2004. Trends in time‐varying percentiles of daily minimum and maximum temperature over North America. Robeson, S.M. Geophysical Research Letters 31, no. 4.
  • 2004. Processing of SMOS level 1c data onto a Discrete Global Grid. Suess, M., P. Matos, A. Gutierrez, M. Zundo, and M. Martín-Neira. IGARSS, pp. 1914-1917.