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Global map of the Biodiversity Intactness Index, from Newbold et al. (2016) Science

This is the data used to plot figure S4 in Newbold et al. (2016) “Has land use pushed terrestrial biodiversity beyond the planetary boundary? A global assessment”, Science 353:288-29, doi 10.1126/science.aaf2201. The variable plotted, Biodiversity Intactness Index, is the modeled average abundance of originally-present species, relative to their abundance in an intact ecosystem. Please refer to Newbold et al. (2016) for all details, and please cite it when using these data.

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Tim Newbold; Lawrence Hudson; Andy Arnell; Sara Contu et al. (2016). Global map of the Biodiversity Intactness Index, from Newbold et al. (2016) Science [Data set]. Natural History Museum.
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Affiliation UNEP-WCMC, University College London, Natural History Museum, Imperial College London, CSIRO Canberra, Luc Hoffmann Institute, University of Copenhagen, University of Sussex
Primary contributors
Newbold, Tim ( 0000-0001-7361-0051);
Hudson, Lawrence ( 0000-0003-4072-7469);
Arnell, Andy ( 0000-0002-3360-5861);
Contu, Sara ( 0000-0002-9070-1091);
De Palma, Adriana ( 0000-0002-5345-4917);
Ferrier, Simon ( 0000-0001-7884-2388);
Hill, Samantha L L;
Hoskins, Andrew ( 0000-0001-8907-6682);
Lysenko, Igor;
Phillips, Helen ( 0000-0002-7435-5934);
Burton, Victoria ( 0000-0003-0122-3292);
Chng, Wen Ting Charlotte ( 0000-0003-3854-9392);
Emerson, Susan R;
Gao, Di;
Pask-Hale, Gwilym ( 0000-0001-6179-5087);
Hutton, Jon;
Jung, Martin ( 0000-0002-7569-1390);
Sanchez-Ortiz, Katia ( 0000-0002-1111-6661);
Simmons, Benno ( 0000-0002-2751-9430);
Whitmee, Sarah ( 0000-0001-9161-868X);
Zhang, Hanbin;
Scharlemann, Jorn ( 0000-0002-2834-6367);
Purvis, Andy ( 0000-0002-8609-6204)
Other contributors
Temporal extent 2005
Last updated May 26, 2016
Last resource update May 26, 2016 (Map of Biodiversity Intactness Index)
Created May 26, 2016
License CC-BY-4.0