VisTrails SAHM: visualization and workflow management for species habitat modeling


J. T. Morisette, U.S. Geological Survey, North Central Climate Science Center, 2150 Centre Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA. E-mail:


The Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling (SAHM) has been created to both expedite habitat modeling and help maintain a record of the various input data, pre- and post-processing steps and modeling options incorporated in the construction of a species distribution model through the established workflow management and visualization VisTrails software. This paper provides an overview of the VisTrails:SAHM software including a link to the open source code, a table detailing the current SAHM modules, and a simple example modeling an invasive weed species in Rocky Mountain National Park, USA.