Wednesday, August 9, 2017
C124, Oregon Convention Center
In order to understand and predict changes in biodiversity patterns, scientists need robust data on geophysical drivers that influence patterns of biodiversity – the earth’s geodiversity. The relative importance of these drivers is likely to vary across spatial and temporal scales owing to differences among species’ life history traits, adaptation, niche differentiation, biotic interactions, habitat productivity, environmental variability, chance, and biogeographical constraints. This NASA Biodiversity working group is combining remote sensing and point-referenced biodiversity data to uncover scaling relationships between different forms of biodiversity and geodiversity.