Historical bias in biodiversity inventories affects the observed environmental niche of the species

@article{Hortal2008HistoricalBI,
  title={Historical bias in biodiversity inventories affects the observed environmental niche of the species},
  author={J. Hortal and A. Jim{\'e}nez-Valverde and Jos{\'e} F. G{\'o}mez and J. Lobo and A. Baselga},
  journal={Oikos},
  year={2008},
  volume={117},
  pages={847-858}
}
It is well known that biodiversity data from historical inventories presents important geographic and taxonomic biases. Due to this, current knowledge on the distribution of most species could be incomplete and biased. We assess how the biases in historical biodiversity data might affect the description of the environmental niche of the species, using exhaustive data on the distribution of dung beetles in Madrid as a case study. We describe the historical process of survey and compare such… Expand

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