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The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project

The PREDICTS project—Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (www.predicts.org.uk)—has collated from published studies a large, reasonably representative database of comparable samples of biodiversity from multiple sites that differ in the nature or intensity of human impacts relating to land use. We have used this evidence base to develop global and regional statistical models of how local biodiversity responds to these measures. We describe and make freely available this 2016 release of the database, containing more than 3.2 million records sampled at over 26,000 locations and representing over 47,000 species. We outline how the database can help in answering a range of questions in ecology and conservation biology. To our knowledge, this is the largest and most geographically and taxonomically representative database of spatial comparisons of biodiversity that has been collated to date; it will be useful to researchers and international efforts wishing to model and understand the global status of biodiversity

Ecology and Evolution, 2017, vol. 7, núm. 1, p. 145-188

Wiley

Author: Hudson, Lawrence N.
Newbold, Tim
Contu, Sara
Pons Ferran, Pere
Date: 2017 January
Abstract: The PREDICTS project—Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (www.predicts.org.uk)—has collated from published studies a large, reasonably representative database of comparable samples of biodiversity from multiple sites that differ in the nature or intensity of human impacts relating to land use. We have used this evidence base to develop global and regional statistical models of how local biodiversity responds to these measures. We describe and make freely available this 2016 release of the database, containing more than 3.2 million records sampled at over 26,000 locations and representing over 47,000 species. We outline how the database can help in answering a range of questions in ecology and conservation biology. To our knowledge, this is the largest and most geographically and taxonomically representative database of spatial comparisons of biodiversity that has been collated to date; it will be useful to researchers and international efforts wishing to model and understand the global status of biodiversity
Format: application/pdf
Citation: 026254
ISSN: 2045-7758
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/14209
Language: eng
Publisher: Wiley
Collection: Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2579
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Is part of: Ecology and Evolution, 2017, vol. 7, núm. 1, p. 145-188
Rights: Attribution 3.0 Spain
Rights URI: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
Subject: Biodiversitat -- Bases de dades
Biological diversity -- Databases
Heterogeneïtat ecològica -- Bases de dades
Ecological heterogeneity -- Databases
Title: The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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