We are making available new global maps of cropland connectivity measures for banana/plantain, cassava, potato, sweetpotato, and yam – along with example code for reading the raster files in R and plotting them. These maps can be combined with other data layers, such as climate-based risk, for integrated risk assessments.
The maps and code are available through the following GitHub link:
To be added
The maps are generated as part of an analysis currently in press in BioScience. An earlier version of the manuscript is available through bioRxiv:
Xing*, Y., J. Hernandez Nopsa*, K. F. Andersen, J. Andrade-Piedra, F. Beed, G. Blomme, M. Carvajal Yepes, D. Coyne, W. Cuellar, G. Forbes, J. Kreuze, J. Kroschel, L. Kumar, J. Legg, M. Parker, E. Schulte-Geldermann, K. Sharma, and K. A. Garrett. 2020. Global cropland connectivity: A risk factor for invasion and saturation by emerging pathogens and pests. BioScience, in press. [Preprint available- bioRxiv 106542. [open access link]]