Mapping Africa’s Biodiversity: More of the Same Is Just Not Good Enough
Species distribution data are fundamental to the understanding of biodiversity patterns and processes. Yet, such data are strongly affected by sampling biases, mostly related to site accessibility. The understanding of these biases is therefore crucial in systematics, biogeography, and conservation. Herewe present a novel approach for quantifying sampling effort and its impact on biodiversity knowledge, focusing on Africa. In contrast to previous studies assessing sampling completeness (percentage of species recorded in relation to predicted), we investigate whether the lack of knowledge of a site attracts scientists to visit these areas and collect samples of species...
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- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base
- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações
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