The Spatial Distribution of Threats to Species in Australia

  title={The Spatial Distribution of Threats to Species in Australia},
  author={Megan C. Evans and James E M Watson and Richard A. Fuller and Oscar Venter and Craig Bennett and Reynold Peter and MaRsaCk and Hugh P. Possingham},
Conservation is ultimately about safeguarding biodiversity by arresting and reversing the impacts of threatening processes. Although data on the distributions of species are increasingly well resolved, the spatial distributions of threats to species are poorly understood. We mapped the distributions of eight major threats to Australia’s threatened plants, vertebrates, and invertebrates using the geographic ranges of species affected by particular threats as surrogates for their spatial… CONTINUE READING