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dc.contributorNewbold, Timen_US
dc.creatorHudson, Lawrence N.en_US
dc.identifier.citationLawrence N. Hudson, Tim Newbold. (30/8/2014). The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution, 4(24), pp. 4701-4735.en_US
dc.description.abstractBiodiversity continues to decline in the face of increasing anthropogenic pressures such as habitat destruction, exploitation, pollution and introduction of alien species. Existing global databases of species’ threat status or population time series are dominated by charismatic species. The collation of datasets with broad taxonomic and biogeographic extents, and that support computation of a range of biodiversity indicators, is necessary to enable better understanding of historical declines and to project – and avert – future declines. We describe and assess a new database of more than 1.6 million samples from 78 countries representing over 28,000 species, collated from existing spatial comparisons of local-scale biodiversity exposed to different intensities and types of anthropogenic pressures, from terrestrial sites around the world. The database contains measurements taken in 208 (of 814) ecoregions, 13 (of 14) biomes, 25 (of 35) biodiversity hotspots and 16 (of 17) megadiverse countries. The database contains more than 1% of the total number of all species described, and more than 1% of the described species within many taxonomic groups – including flowering plants, gymnosperms, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, beetles, lepidopterans and hymenopterans. The dataset, which is still being added to, is therefore already considerably larger and more representative than those used by previous quantitative models of biodiversity trends and responses. The database is being assembled as part of the PREDICTS project (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems –
dc.publisherWiley Open Accessen_US
dc.sourceEcology and Evolution;4,(2014) Pagination 4701,4735en_US
dc.subjectdata sharingen_US
dc.subjectglobal changeen_US
dc.subjecthabitat destructionen_US
dc.titleThe PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impactsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovocland useen_US
cg.contributor.centerNatural History Museum - nhmen_US
cg.contributor.centerUnited Nations Environment Programme - UNEPen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Europeen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Europeen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Americaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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