Research AreasClimate Change, Ecosystem Management
CountriesArgentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
TimelineStart Date: 11 October 2010 | End Date: 15 April 2011
Objectives of this project were:
- To finalize and implement a Java-based algorithm to cross-check coordinates of IABIN’s terrestrial biodiversity data.
- To finalize and implement Java-based algorithm to add value to non-georeferenced records within the IABIN network.
- To assess all the primary data using the algorithms in (1) and (2) and provide IABIN with a detailed evaluation of all its primary biodiversity data.
- To finalize and implement a Java-based algorithm for the training of niche models (using a maximum entropy approach) and apply it to plant taxa with enough data located in South America.
- To overlay the developed geographic distributions with ecosystem threat, and protected areas layers, generate analysis metrics to provide the necessary background data for scenario assessment and policy making for South America.
- The development of an interactive Google maps-based interface to navigate through the biodiversity data and the modeling and overlaying results.
- To generate the appropriate documentation and reports on the developed tools.
For more information, visit http://code.google.com/p/iabin-threats/
Donor: The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
TagsDecision And Policy Analysis, ecosystems in South America, iabin, Maximum entropy modeling of species, south america biodiversity, threat assessment
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