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The global threat of invasive alien species

Studies have shown that invasive alien species (IAS) are responsible for a fifth of animal extinctions for which the causes are well-known, but are invasive species a treat to global biodiversity? In this paper, researchers assessed the spatial and taxonomic relationship between IAS and threatened vertebrates worldwide.

Data use

Getting absence from presence

When modelling species distributions based on occurrences, absence is often derived from lack of presence (pseudo-absence), but absence could be due to poor surveying or species behaviour.  This paper presents a novel methodology to predict absence information from presence-only information.

Event

TDWG Annual Conference

The theme of the 2013 TDWG Conference is ‘Virtual Communities for Biodiversity Science’.

November 26th, 2014