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Table 1 List of features involved in the current analysis

From: Modelling and mapping tick dynamics using volunteered observations

ID Feature name Short description Type
1 Litter Thickness of litter layer (Gassner et al. [15]) H
2 Moss Coverage on a 1–10 scale of the moss layer H
3 Herb Coverage on a 1–10 scale of the herb layer H
4 Brush Coverage on a 1–10 scale of the brush layer H
5 Tree Coverage on a 1–10 scale of the tree layer H
6 BioLC Land cover as described in [15] H
7 Oak-Y Strength of mast year in a oak forests M
8 AOak-Y Strength of mast year in American oak forests M
9 Beech-Y Strength of mast year in European beech forests M
16 tmin-X Average minimum temperature in a time window W
17 tmax-X Average maximum temperature in a time window W
18 prec-X Average precipitation in a time window W
19 rv-X Average evapotranspiration in a time window W
20 rh-X Average relative humidity in a time window W
21 sd-X Average saturation deficit in a time window W
22 vp-X Average vapour pressure in a time window W
93 min_ndvi Minimum NDVI value for a particular location in a year V
94 range_ndvi Range for NDVI value for a particular location in a year V
95 min_evi Minimum EVI value for a particular location in a year V
96 range_evi Range for EVI value for a particular location in a year V
97 min_ndwi Minimum NDWI value for a particular location in a year V
98 range_ndvi Range for NDWI value for a particular location in a year V
99 lc25 m Land cover type in a particular location at 25 m spatial resolution L
100 lc500 m Land cover type in a particular location at 500 m spatial resolution L
101 lc1 km Land cover type in a particular location at 1 km spatial resolution L
  1. The features belong to the following categories: tick habitat (H), mast years (M), weather (W), vegetation (V) and land cover (L). The weather features are calculated at 11 temporal aggregations, so there are 77 weather features in total. The X character is replaced by a number between 1 and 7 for short-term temporal aggregations or by a 14, 30, 90 or 365 in the case of bi-weekly, monthly, seasonal or yearly temporal aggregation, respectively. Mast features have a Y character that will be replaced by a number between 0 and 2 in function of the mast year they are referring to. In total, there are 101 features involved in this work