The Biodiversity Research Consortium

Briefly, our strategy is to categorize, map, and analyze wildlife species diversity, environmental diversity, landscape characteristics, and stressor data within each of the approximately 12,000 hexagons of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) sampling grid covering the conterminous United States. Our strategy has the following four assumptions:

  • Vertebrate species distribution data are adequate and feasible representations of wildlife biological diversity

  • Remotely sensed data are integrated representations of the land surface characteristics of environmental diversity

  • Existing stressor databases are adequate representations of the most important forces impacting biological diversity

  • The analysis of biodiversity at the spatial and temporal scales we propose will identify areas of high importance for developing management actions

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