Species Screening

In our first project workshop, we met with our expert group and ranked the potential of SW FL species as conservation indicators.  A total of 12 species experts participated.

The following table summarizes the results of this exercise.

 

Final Ranking (budget) sorted by Standard deviation

Resource: "votes". Total budget 8 for 25 items.
Ratings submitted: 13. Total alloc. 104. Complete allocation required. List of items randomized.

Nr

Item

Mean

%

SD

 

ALOC

1

Florida panther

1.62

20.19

0.17

 

12

2

Wading Birds

1.00

12.50

0.16

 

6

3

eastern indigo snake

0.31

3.85

0.10

 

2

4

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

0.38

4.81

0.09

 

3

5

Florida black bear

0.69

8.65

0.09

 

7

6

Big Cypress fox squirrel

0.46

5.77

0.08

 

5

7

Piping plover/shorebirds

0.38

4.81

0.08

 

4

8

Gopher tortoise

0.69

8.65

0.08

 

8

9

Southern chorus frog

0.23

2.88

0.07

 

2

10

Swallow-tailed kite

0.23

2.88

0.07

 

2

11

Wild Turkey

0.23

2.88

0.07

 

2

12

Red-cockaded woodpecker

0.46

5.77

0.06

 

6

13

Magrove cuckoo

0.31

3.85

0.06

 

4

14

Everglades mink

0.23

2.88

0.05

 

3

15

Burrowing Owl

0.15

1.92

0.05

 

2

16

Deer

0.15

1.92

0.05

 

2

17

Eastern Meadowlark

0.15

1.92

0.05

 

2

18

Wood stork

0.15

1.92

0.05

 

2

19

Caracara

0.08

0.96

0.03

 

1

20

Short Tailed Hawk

0.08

0.96

0.03

 

1

21

Florida bonneted bat

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

0

22

Monarch butterfly

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

0

23

Sandhill crane

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

0

24

Scrub Jay

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

0

25

Snail kite

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

0

 

In research subsequent to the workshop, we found spatially-explicit habitat models or occurence data available for the majority of the top expert-rated indicator species.  Notable exceptions were

  1. Wild Turkey (rank 11)
  2. Everglades mink (rank 14)
  3. Eastern Meadowlak (rank 17)
  4. Florida bonneted bat (rank 21)
  5. Monarch butterfly (rank 22)