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Filling In the Blanks on a Map of Life

Joanna M. Foster / New York Times Green Blog
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The applications for such a compilation are vast. Aside from being an educational tool, it helps expose holes in distribution data sets so that future biodiversity research can focus on more specific targets. It’s also a resource for making better decisions on land management and conservation and a potential means of studying disease transmission in wildlife populations.

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