(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Accounting for uncertainty when mapping species distributions : the need for maps of ignorance

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ROCCHINI D. (1) ; HORTAL J. (2 3) ; LENGYEL S. (4) ; LOBO J.M. (2) ; JIMÉNEZ-VALVERDE A. (5) ; RICOTTA C. (6) ; BACARO G. (7) ; CHIARUCCI A. (7) ;
(1) IASMA Research and Innovation Centre, ITALIE
(2) Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, ESPAGNE
(3) Imperial College, London, ROYAUME-UNI
(4) Univ., Debrecen, HONGRIE
(5) Univ. of Kansas, ETATS-UNIS
(6) Univ. La Sapienza, Roma, ITALIE
(7) Univ., Siena, ITALIE


Biodiversity mapping is commonly done by plotting known species occurrences, expert-drawn range maps or geographical estimations derived from species distribution models. Here the AA. review the main sources of uncertainty suggesting a code of good practices in order to minimize their effects. Specifically, the AA. claim that uncertainty should be always explicitly taken into account and propose the creation of maps of ignorance to provide information on where the mapped distributions are reliable and where they are uncertain


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 35, no2 [pp. 211-226]

Bibliographic references : 4,5 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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