Antarctic biogeography revisited: updating the Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions

Terauds, Aleks and Lee, Jasmine R. (2016) Antarctic biogeography revisited: updating the Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions. Diversity and Distributions, 22 8: 836-840. doi:10.1111/ddi.12453


Author Terauds, Aleks
Lee, Jasmine R.
Title Antarctic biogeography revisited: updating the Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions
Journal name Diversity and Distributions   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1472-4642
1366-9516
Publication date 2016-08-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ddi.12453
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 8
Start page 836
End page 840
Total pages 5
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract The Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions (ACBRs), originally proposed in 2012, are now established as an important tool in Antarctic science, conservation, management and policy. Here, we provide a revised version of the ACBRs, reflecting updates in underlying spatial layers, together with the results of new analyses justifying the inclusion of a 16th bioregion. This updated version now covers all ice-free areas of Antarctica and is publicly available through the Australian Antarctic Data Centre. In light of the interest in the ACBRs across a variety of research fields, we also provide a new set of summary statistics for the updated spatial layer, including landscape metrics, climate data, protected area coverage and an overview of human activity. The updated ACBRs represent a contemporary, practical and evidence-based foundation for understanding, conserving and managing Antarctic biodiversity at a continental scale.
Keyword Antarctic biodiversity
Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions
Biogeographical zones
Conservation planning
Multivariate analyses
Spatial ecology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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