Synthesis of the biodiversity knowledge base: Towards a global database of terrestrial vertebrate distributions

Principal Investigators:

Thomas Brooks

We propose a working group of ecologists, species experts and NGO representatives to establish a synthesis of global terrestrial vertebrate distributions. Distributions of vertebrates have been mapped by various authors and institutions at different taxonomic and geographic extent, resolution and accuracy. The amount of information and the techniques to handle large quantities of spatial data have now reached a level, which would allow data synthesis for this group at a global scale. The aims of the proposed working group are to facilitate accessibility... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group16th—20th July 2001Participant List  
Working Group4th—7th February 2002Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Colin BibbyColin.bibby@dial.pipex.comBirdlife International
Luigi Boitanil.boitani@pan.bio.uniroma1.itIstituto di Ecologia Applicata
Thomas Brookstbrooks@natureserve.orgConservation International
Fabio Corsif.corsi@pan.bio.uniroma1.itIstituto di Ecologia Applicata
Darrel Frostfrost@amnh.orgAmerican Museum of Natural History
Walter Jetzwalter.jetz@yale.eduUniversity of Oxford
John LamoreuxYale University
Pablo A. Marquetpmarquet@bio.puc.clPontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Tom Moritztmoritz@getty.eduAmerican Museum of Natural History
John Morrisonjohn.morrison@wwfus.orgWorld Wildlife Fund
Pam RasmussenRasmussen.Pamela@nmnh.si.eduMichigan State University
DeeAnn M. ReederBoston University
Wes Sechrestsechrest@virginia.eduUniversity of Virginia
Simon Stuarts.stuart@conservation.orgConservation International
Peter Uetzpeter.uetz@itg.fzk.deUniversity of Washington
Richard VogtDickturtle@aol.comInstituto Nacional de Pesquisas Amazonas
Paul Williamsh.p.williams@lse.ac.ukNatural History Museum, London
Michael R. Willigmichael.willig@uconn.eduNational Science Foundation
Crispen Wilsonc.wilson@conservation.orgConservation International
Xie Yanxieyan@public3.bta.net.cnChinese Academy of Sciences
Bruce Youngbruce_young@natureserve.orgNatureServe/Association for Biodiversity Information
Mariano Gimenez-Dixonmgd@hq.iucn.orgInternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Kate E. Joneskate.jones@ioz.ac.ukUniversity of Virginia
Anthony B. Rylandsa.rylands@conservation.orgConservation International
Jan Schipperschi6037@uidaho.edu
Wang Songwangs@panda.ioz.ac.cnChinese Academy of Sciences
Don E. Wilsonwilson.don@nmnh.si.eduSmithsonian Institution

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Book Baillie, Jonathan; Bennun, L.; Brooks, Thomas; Butchart, Stuart H.M.; Chanson, Janice S.; Cokeliss, Zoe; Hilton-Taylor, Craig; Hoffmann, Michael; Mace, Georgina; Mainka, S. A.; Pollock, Caroline M.; Rodrigues, Ana S. L.; Stattersfield, Ali; Stuart, Simon. 2004. A Global Species Assessment. IUCN - The World Conservation Union. Gland, Switzerland.
Presentations Brooks, Thomas. 2001. Biological fingerprinting: Use of remote sensing for improved modelling and monitoring of biodiversity, December 2001. American Museum of Natural History. New York.
Presentations Brooks, Thomas. 2002. Biodiversity hotspots. Freshwater Workshop, March 2002. White Oak Plantation, FL.
Presentations Brooks, Thomas. 2002. Conservation science, strategy and tactics. Cambridge Student Conference on Conservation Biology, March 2002. United Kingdom.
Report or White Paper Brooks, Thomas. 2002. Report of the Second Meeting of the Mammal Subgroup of the Towards a Global Database of Terrestrial Vertebrate Distributions Working Group, 4-7 February 2002.
Journal Article Brooks, Thomas; Bakarr, Mohamed; Boucher, Tim; da Fonseca, Gustavo A. B.; Hilton-Taylor, Craig; Hoekstra, Jonathan; Moritz, Tom; Olivieri, Silvio; Parrish, Jeff; Pressey, Robert; Rodrigues, Ana S. L.; Sechrest, Wes; Stattersfield, Ali; Strahm, Wendy; Stuart, Simon. 2004. Coverage provided by the global protected-area system: Is it enough?. BioScience. Vol: 54(12). Pages 1081-1091.
Journal Article Lamoreux, John; Akçakaya, H. Resit; Bennun, L.; Collar, N. J.; Boitani, Luigi; Brackett, D.; Brautigam, A.; Brooks, Thomas; da Fonseca, Gustavo A. B.; Mittermeier, Russell A.; Rylands, Anthony B.; Gardenfors, U.; Hilton-Taylor, Craig; Mace, Georgina; Stein, Bruce; Stuart, Simon. 2003. Value of the IUCN Red List. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Vol: 18(5). Pages 214-215.
Book Chapter Mace, Georgina; Masundire, Hillary; Baillie, Jonathan; Ricketts, Taylor; Brooks, Thomas; Hoffmann, Michael; Balmford, Andrew; Purvis, Andy; Reyers, Belinda; Wang, Jinliang; Revenga, Carmen; Kennedy, E.; Naeem, Shahid; Alkemade, R.; Allnutt, T.; Bakarr, Mohamed; Bond, William J.; Chanson, Janice S.; Cox, Neil A.; Fonseca, Gustavo; Hilton-Taylor, Craig; Loucks, C.; Rodrigues, Ana S. L.; Sechrest, Wes; Stattersfield, Ali; van Rensburg, B. J.; Whiteman, C. 2005. Biodiversity. Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Conditions and Trends (Millennium Ecosystem Assessment). Island Press. Washington, DC. Pages 53-98.
Journal Article Rodrigues, Ana S. L.; Akçakaya, H. Resit; Andelman, Sandy J.; Bakarr, Mohamed; Boitani, Luigi; Brooks, Thomas; Chanson, Janice S.; Fishpool, Lincoln; da Fonseca, Gustavo A. B.; Gaston, Kevin J.; Hoffmann, Michael; Marquet, Pablo A.; Pilgrim, J. D.; Pressey, Robert; Schipper, Jan; Sechrest, Wes; Stuart, Simon; Underhill, Les G.; Waller, R. W.; Watts, M.E. J.; Yan, Xie. 2004. Global gap analysis: Priority regions for expanding the global protected-area network. BioScience. Vol: 54(12). Pages 1092-1100.
Journal Article Rodrigues, Ana S. L.; Pilgrim, J. D.; Lamoreux, John; Hoffmann, Michael; Brooks, Thomas. 2006. The value of the IUCN Red List for conservation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Vol: 21(2). Pages 71-76.
Journal Article Schipper, Jan; Chanson, Janice S.; Chiozza, Federica; Cox, Neil A.; Hoffmann, Michael; Katariya, Vineet; Lamoreux, John; Rodrigues, Ana S. L.; Stuart, Simon; Temple, Helen J.; Baillie, Jonathan; Boitani, Luigi; Lacher Jr., Thomas E.; Mittermeier, Russell A.; Smith, Andrew; Absolon, Daniel; Aguiar, John M.; Amori, Giovanni; Bakkour, Noura; Baldi, Ricardo; Berridge, Richard J.; Bielby, Jon; Black, Patricia A.; Blanc, J. Julian; Brooks, Thomas; Burton, James A.; Butynski, Thomas M.; Catullo, Gianluca; Chapman, Roselle; Cokeliss, Zoe; Collen, Ben; Conroy, Jim; Cooke, Justin G.; da Fonseca, Gustavo A. B.; Derocher, Andrew E.; Dublin, Holly T.; Duckworth, J. W.; Emmons, Louise; Emslie, Richard H.; Festa-Bianchet, Marco; Foster, Matt; Foster, Sabrina; Garshelis, David L.; Gates, Cormack; Gimenez-Dixon, Mariano; Gonzalez, Susana; Gonzalez-Maya, Jose Fernando; Good, Tatjana C.; Hammerson, Geoffrey A.; Hammond, Philip S.; Happold, David; Happold, Meredith; Hare, John; Harris, Richard B.; Hawkins, Clare E.; Haywood, Mandy; Heaney, Lawrence R.; Hedges, Simon; Helgen, Kristofer M.; Hilton-Taylor, Craig; Hussain, Syed Ainul; Ishii, Nobuo; Jefferson, Thomas A.; Jenkins, Richard K.B.; Johnston, Charlotte H.; Keith, Mark; Kingdon, Jonathan; Knox, David H.; Kovacs, Kit M.; Langhammer, Penny; Leus, Kristin; Lewison, Rebecca L.; Lichtenstein, Gabriela; Lowry, Lloyd F.; Macavoy, Zoe; Mace, Georgina; Mallon, David P.; Masi, Monica; McKnight, Meghan; Medellin, Rodrigo A.; Medici, Patricia; Mills, Gus; Moehlman, Patricia D.; Molur, Sanjay; Mora, Arturo; Nowell, Kristin; Oates, John F.; Olech, Wanda; Oliver, William R.L.; Oprea, Monik; Patterson, Bruce D.; Perrin, William F.; Polidoro, Beth A.; Pollock, Caroline M.; Powel, Abigail; Protas, Yelizaveta; Racey, Paul; Ragle, Jim; Ramani, Pavithra; Rathbun, Galen; Reeves, Randall R.; Reilly, Stephen; Reynolds III, John E.; Rondinini, Carlo; Rosell-Ambal, Ruth; Rulli, Monica; Rylands, Anthony B.; Savini, Simona; Schank, Cody; Sechrest, Wes; Self-Sullivan, Caryn; Shoemaker, Alan; Sillero-Zubiri, Claudio; De Silva, Naamal; Smith, David E.; Srinivasulu, Chelmala; Stephenson, Peter J.; van Strien, Nico; Kumar Talukdar, Bibhab; Taylor, Barbara L.; Timmins, Rob; Tirira, Diego G.; Tognelli, Marcelo F.; Tsytsulina, Katerina; Veiga, Liza M.; Vie, Jean-Christophe; Williamson, Elizabeth A.; Wyatt, Sarah A.; Yan, Xie; Young, Bruce. 2008. The status of the world's land and marine mammals: Diversity, threat, and knowledge. Science. Vol: 322. Pages 225-230.
"Synthesis of the biodiversity knowledge base: Towards a global database of terrestrial vertebrate distributions" is project ID: 4080