Reassessing Neotropical angiosperm distribution patterns based on monographic data: a geometric interpolation approach

@article{Raedig2010ReassessingNA,
  title={Reassessing Neotropical angiosperm distribution patterns based on monographic data: a geometric interpolation approach},
  author={Claudia Raedig and Carsten F. Dormann and Anke Hildebrandt and Sven Lautenbach},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={1523-1546}
}
Monographic data rely on specimens deposited in herbaria and museums, which have been thoroughly revised by experts. However, monographic data have been rarely used to map species richness at large scale, mainly because of the difficulties caused by spatially heterogeneous sampling effort. In this paper we estimate patterns of species richness and narrow endemism, based on monographic data of 4,055 Neotropical angiosperm species. We propose a geometric interpolation method to derive species… CONTINUE READING