The Earth’s biomes and loss of species diversity
This map and graph covers the world. The temporal coverage also covers 1700.
For the graph: Mean species abundance (MSA) is an indicator of biodiversity. Combining the extent of ecosystems and abundance of selected species, it reflects the state of impacted ecosystems, compared with their pristine, unimpacted state. As such it indicates how natural an ecosystem is.
For references, please go to http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/figures/loss-of-species-diversity or scan the QR code.
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