Mia Larrieu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Project – Birds and Urban Heat Islands

For my GGIS 407 final project, I plan to investigate whether there are any impacts of Urban Heat Islands on bird activity in Chicago I will explore what an Urban Heat Island is and their key contributing factors, how this concept applies to Chicago as a case study, and determine what impact it has on bird activity I have utilized land cover data for the Chicago area as well as observed bird eBird occurrence data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) ...


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