The data needed to prioritize areas for biodiversity protection are records of biodiversity features — species, species assemblages, environmental classes — for each candidate area. Prioritizing areas means comparing candidate areas, so the data used to make such comparisons should be comparable in quality and quantity. Potential sources of suitable data include museums, herbariums and natural resource management agencies. Issues of data precision, accuracy and sampling bias in data sets from such sources are discussed and methods for treating data to minimize bias are reviewed.
Volume 45, 2020
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