Essential biodiversity variables for mapping and monitoring species populations

@article{Jetz2019EssentialBV,
  title={Essential biodiversity variables for mapping and monitoring species populations},
  author={Walter Jetz and Melodie A. McGeoch and Robert P. Guralnick and Simon Ferrier and Jan Beck and Mark John Costello and Miguel Fern{\'a}ndez and Gary N. Geller and Petr Keil and Cory Merow and Carsten Meyer and Frank E. Muller‐Karger and Henrique Miguel Pereira and Eugenie C Regan and Dirk S. Schmeller and Eren Turak},
  journal={Nature Ecology \& Evolution},
  year={2019},
  volume={3},
  pages={539-551}
}
Species distributions and abundances are undergoing rapid changes worldwide. This highlights the significance of reliable, integrated information for guiding and assessing actions and policies aimed at managing and sustaining the many functions and benefits of species. Here we synthesize the types of data and approaches that are required to achieve such an integration and conceptualize ‘essential biodiversity variables’ (EBVs) for a unified global capture of species populations in space and… 
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