Gaps in butterfly inventory data: a global analysis

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dc.contributor.author Girardello, Marco
dc.contributor.author Chapman, Anna
dc.contributor.author Dennis, Roger
dc.contributor.author Kaila, Lauri
dc.contributor.author Borges, Paulo
dc.contributor.author Santangeli, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-04T23:41:23Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-17T22:45:51Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.identifier.citation Girardello , M , Chapman , A , Dennis , R , Kaila , L , Borges , P & Santangeli , A 2019 , ' Gaps in butterfly inventory data: a global analysis ' , Biological Conservation , vol. 236 , pp. 289-295 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.05.053
dc.identifier.other PURE: 125081137
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: da57087c-a68c-40c0-b13d-ffd6e76331dd
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000483908400031
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/322378
dc.description.abstract Species distribution data are crucial for assessing the conservation status of species (red listing, IUCN) and implementing international conservation targets, such as those set by the International Convention on Biological Diversity. Although there have been a number of efforts aimed at aggregating biodiversity data, information on the distribution of many taxa is still scanty (i.e. the Wallacean Shortfall). In this study, we use a large database, including over 19 million species occurrence records, to identify knowledge gaps in biodiversity inventories for butterfly records at a global level. Bayesian hierarchical spatial models were used to quantify the relationship between gaps in inventory completeness and the density of roads, protected areas and elevational range, the former variable being a proxy for accessibility, the latter two for attractiveness to recorders. Our results show that despite > 100 years of butterfly sampling, knowledge of the distribution of butterflies is still limited in tropical areas. The results revealed that gaps in butterfly inventories are largely concentrated in areas of low elevational range, low density of protected areas and low road density. We conclude that the Wallacean Shortfall is a problem even for one of the best studied insect groups. In the light of these data limitations, we discuss prospects for filling gaps in butterfly inventories at the global scale within relatively short time frames. We argue that a combination of citizen science and quantitative tools may help to fill knowledge gaps and inform conservation decisions. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Biological Conservation
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Aichi targets
dc.subject BIAS
dc.subject BIODIVERSITY
dc.subject Biodiversity inventories
dc.subject COMPLETENESS
dc.subject CONSERVATION
dc.subject GBIF
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject Knowledge-gaps
dc.subject Lepidoptera
dc.subject MAPS
dc.subject PATTERNS
dc.subject SCIENCE
dc.subject SHORTFALLS
dc.subject SPECIES RICHNESS
dc.subject Wallacean shortfall
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.title Gaps in butterfly inventory data: a global analysis en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Zoology
dc.contributor.organization Lauri Kaila / Principal Investigator
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.05.053
dc.relation.issn 0006-3207
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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