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Distorted views of biodiversity: spatial and temporal bias in species occurrence data.

Boakes, EH; McGowan, PJ; Fuller, RA; Chang-qing, D; Clark, NE; O'Connor, K; Mace, GM; (2010) Distorted views of biodiversity: spatial and temporal bias in species occurrence data. PLoS Biol , 8 (6) , Article e1000385. 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000385. Green open access

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Abstract

Boakes et al. compile and analyze a historical dataset of 170,000 bird sightings over two centuries and show how changing trends in data gathering may confound a true picture of biodiversity change.

Type: Article
Title: Distorted views of biodiversity: spatial and temporal bias in species occurrence data.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000385
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1000385
Language: English
Additional information: © 2010 Boakes et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Funding: This work was supported by The Leverhulme Trust (http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/), The World Pheasant Association (http://www.pheasant.org.uk/), and the Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities Australia (http://www.environment.gov.au/about/prog​rams/cerf/). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Keywords: Animals, Biodiversity
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Genetics, Evolution and Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1357715
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