Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Biodiversity: The chasm between what we know and we need to know.
Authors: Magnusson, William Ernest
Keywords: Biodiversity
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Protection
Remote Sensing
Spatial Analysis
Conservation Of Natural Resources
Environmental Monitoring
Remote Sensing Technology
Spatial Analysis
Issue Date: 2019
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 91
Abstract: In this review I focus on what we need to know to make decisions relevant to land-use planning. I discuss four questions: What information about the distribution of biodiversity is available to decision makers? What sort of information is required at a local scale? Can we use species-distribution modeling to compensate for the lack of empirical information at larger scales? Can we use surrogates based on remote sensing for all our decisions? To be effective, biodiversity information needs to be based on standardized sampling with data made available during the initial planning phases of infrastructure projects, which are now based only on engineering or social considerations and occur several decades before construction starts. The RAPELD method is now being used in many environmental-impact studies to generate standardized data, but there is presently no mechanism to include biodiversity information in the initial phases of decision making, and this has unfavorable consequences for economic development and the environment. © 2019, Academia Brasileira de Ciencias. All rights reserved.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1590/0001-3765201920190079
Appears in Collections:Artigos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
artigo-inpa.pdf742,1 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons