Essential biodiversity variables for mapping and monitoring species populations.

Show simple item record Jetz, Walter en McGeoch, Melodie A en Guralnick, Robert en Ferrier, Simon en Beck, Jan en Costello, Mark en Fernandez, Miguel en Geller, Gary N en Keil, Petr en Merow, Cory en Meyer, Carsten en Muller-Karger, Frank E en Pereira, Henrique M en Regan, Eugenie C en Schmeller, Dirk S en Turak, Eren en 2019-09-29T21:44:21Z en 2019-04 en
dc.identifier.citation Nature ecology & evolution 3(4):539-551 Apr 2019 en
dc.identifier.citation Nature ecology & evolution 3(4):539-551 Apr 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 2397-334X en
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dc.description.abstract Species distributions and abundances are undergoing rapid changes worldwide. This highlights the significance of reliable, integrated information for guiding and assessing actions and policies aimed at managing and sustaining the many functions and benefits of species. Here we synthesize the types of data and approaches that are required to achieve such an integration and conceptualize 'essential biodiversity variables' (EBVs) for a unified global capture of species populations in space and time. The inherent heterogeneity and sparseness of raw biodiversity data are overcome by the use of models and remotely sensed covariates to inform predictions that are contiguous in space and time and global in extent. We define the species population EBVs as a space-time-species-gram (cube) that simultaneously addresses the distribution or abundance of multiple species, with its resolution adjusted to represent available evidence and acceptable levels of uncertainty. This essential information enables the monitoring of single or aggregate spatial or taxonomic units at scales relevant to research and decision-making. When combined with ancillary environmental or species data, this fundamental species population information directly underpins a range of biodiversity and ecosystem function indicators. The unified concept we present links disparate data to downstream uses and informs a vision for species population monitoring in which data collection is closely integrated with models and infrastructure to support effective biodiversity assessment. en
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nature ecology & evolution en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
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dc.subject Animals en
dc.subject Biodiversity en
dc.subject Models, Theoretical en
dc.title Essential biodiversity variables for mapping and monitoring species populations. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/s41559-019-0826-1 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 539 en
pubs.volume 3 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.end-page 551 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't en
pubs.subtype Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 766455 en Science en School of Environment en
dc.identifier.eissn 2397-334X en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-03-13 en
pubs.dimensions-id 30858594 en

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