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Scoping the use of predictive models to address priority questions concerning terrestrial biodiversity 2019

Terrestrial JNCC Publications UK Biodiversity 0963-8091 JNCC report series Surveillance and Monitoring UK Species 639 Biodiversity Model

Abstract

Rapid environmental change caused by anthropogenic activities has a major influence on the state of natural ecosystems, impacting the biodiversity and human societies that depend on them. Determining the likely future impacts of environmental changes, and how to manage them, can be greatly enhanced using modelling approaches able to predict future ecosystem states and biodiversity patterns.

This report scopes the priorities and potential for informative predictive analyses of terrestrial biodiversity patterns. Specifically, the report describes 12 research priorities and broadly summarises the data requirements needed for addressing them using predictive modelling. The report concludes with some more detailed case studies of research questions and how they could be addressed.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·10·01

Citation
Plummer, K.E., Powney, G.D., Isaac, N.J.B. & Siriwardena, G.M. (2019) Scoping the use of predictive models to address priority questions concerning terrestrial biodiversity, JNCC Report No. 639, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This study examines the feasibility of using predictive modelling approaches to address priority research areas for terrestrial biodiversity surveillance.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·10·10

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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