Harnessing Continent-Wide Biodiversity Datasets for Prioritising National Conservation Investment

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Williams, Kristen; Ferrier, Simon; Rosauer, Dan; Yeates, David; Manion, Glenn; Harwood, Tom; Stein, Janet; Faith, Daniel; Laity, Tania; Whalen, Anthony


2010-11-01


Report


2 volumes


Report + Appendices


191 + 191 appendices


The primary purpose of this Caring for Our Country project was to establish a foundation for making more effective use of the large quantity of species-location records now accumulated for the Australian continent, in a variety of biodiversity assessment and planning activities undertaken by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Pop more

The primary purpose of this Caring for Our Country project was to establish a foundation for making more effective use of the large quantity of species-location records now accumulated for the Australian continent, in a variety of biodiversity assessment and planning activities undertaken by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC), through the application of advanced spatial modelling techniques. The project has linked millions of records for over 20,000 species of plants, vertebrates and invertebrates from SEWPaC’s Australian Natural Heritage Assessment Tool (ANHAT) database, to state-of-the-art environmental layers, to map fine-scaled spatial patterns in the distribution of biodiversity across the entire Australian continent. The project’s use of generalised dissimilarity modelling (GDM) has enabled best-available data on a wide variety of taxa, most of which have never been previously considered in conservation assessment, to be translated and synthesised into spatial products that can directly inform National-level conservation prioritisation, planning, monitoring and evaluation less


CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences


Canberra


Generalised Dissimilarity modelling; alpha and beta diversity; Phylogenetic diversity; species composition; continental Australia; conservation assessment; conservation planning


Biogeography and Phylogeography


HarnessingBiodiversity_MainReport (pdf) (36.50MB)

HarnessingBiodiversity_Appendices (pdf) (68.23MB)


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EP102983


Report - Client


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