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Assessing the Geographical Structure of Species Richness Data with Interactive Graphics

Morgades, P., Slingsby, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-3941-553X & Moat, J. (2021). Assessing the Geographical Structure of Species Richness Data with Interactive Graphics. In: Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences (EnvirVis). EnvirVis, 14-18 Jun 2021, Online. doi: 10.2312/envirvis.20211085


Understanding species richness is an important aspect of biodiversity studies and conservation planning, but varying collection effort often results in insufficient data to have a complete picture of species richness. Species accumulation curves can help assess collection completeness of species richness data, but these are usually considered by discrete area and do not consider the geographical structure of collection. We consider how these can be adapted to assess the geographical structure of species richness over geographical space. We design and implement two interactive visualisation approaches to help assess how species richness data varies over continuous geographical space. We propose these designs, critique them, report on the reactions of four ecologists and provide perspectives on their use for assessing geographical incompleteness in species richness.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author(s). Eurographics Proceedings © 2021 The Eurographics Association.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > giCentre
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