The Biodiversity Research Consortium

The steps we propose to implement for a nationwide assessment are listed below:

  • Compile detailed vertebrate and other species distribution and attribute data for each hexagon

  • Compile remotely sensed data of several kinds for each hexagon as representations of environmental diversity

  • Compile existing data for highest priority anthropogenic stressors for each hexagon

  • Analyze the species and environmental diversity data by different ecological weighting methods, spatial analyses, multivariate statistical pattern analyses, and protection prioritization methods

  • Evaluate the relationships between species diversity, environmental diversity, and stressor distribution

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