Indicative Distribution Maps for Ecological Functional Groups - Level 3 of IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology
Ecosystem science, Ecosystem classification, Functional biomes, Earth sciences, Human impact, Life sciences, Biodiversity conservation, Ecosystem services, Ecosystem management, Ecosystem assembly, Aichi targets, Ecosystem functional groups, Ecosystem traits, Ecosystem types
This dataset includes the original version of the indicative distribution maps and profiles for Ecological Functional Groups - Level 3 of IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology (v2.0). Please refer to Keith et al. (2020). The descriptive profiles provide brief summaries of key ecological traits and processes for each functional group of ecosystems to enable any ecosystem type to be assigned to a group. Maps are indicative of global distribution patterns are not intended to represent fine-scale patterns. The maps show areas of the world containing major (value of 1, coloured red) or minor occurrences (value of 2, coloured yellow) of each ecosystem functional group. Minor occurrences are areas where an ecosystem functional group is scattered in patches within matrices of other ecosystem functional groups or where they occur in substantial areas, but only within a segment of a larger region. Most maps were prepared using a coarse-scale template (e.g. ecoregions), but some were compiled from higher resolution spatial data where available (see details in profiles). Higher resolution mapping is planned in future publications. We emphasise that spatial representation of Ecosystem Functional Groups does not follow higher-order groupings described in respective ecoregion classifications. Consequently, when Ecosystem Functional Groups are aggregated into functional biomes (Level 2 of the Global Ecosystem Typology), spatial patterns may differ from those of biogeographic biomes. Differences reflect the distinctions between functional and biogeographic interpretations of the term, "biome".
David A. Keith, Jose R. Ferrer-Paris, Emily Nicholson, Melanie J. Bishop, Beth A. Polidoro, Eva Ramirez-Llodra, Mark G. Tozer, Jeanne L. Nel, Ralph Mac Nally, Edward J. Gregr, Kate E. Watermeyer, Franz Essl, Don Faber-Langendoen, Paul S. Giller, Belinda J. Robson, Janet Franklin, Caroline E. R. Lehmann, Andres Etter, Dirk J. Roux, Johnathan S. Stark, Jessica A. Rowland, Neil A. Brummitt, Ulla C. Fernandez-Arcaya, Iain M. Suthers, Thomas M. Iliffe, Vasilis Gerovasileiou, Troy S. Sakihara, Susan K. Wiser, Ian Donohue, Leland J. Jackson, R. Toby Pennington, Christy Linardich, Nathalie Pettorelli, Angela Andrade, Tytti Kontula, Arild Lindgaard, Teemu Tahvanainen, Aleks Terauds, Oscar Venter, James E. M. Watson, Michael A. Chadwick, Nicholas J. Murray, Justin Moat, Patricio Pliscoff, Richard T. Corlett, Kenneth R. Young, Matthew S. McGlone, Richard T. Williams, Javier Loidi, Jeremy Russell-Smith, David J. Eldridge, David Gibson, Alexandre M. B. Anesio, Christian H. Korner, Richard Harper, Patrick W. Bogaart, P. Bhanumati, Monica Sharma, Grant C. Hose, Brett C. Gonzalez, David Brankovits, Alejandro Martinez Garcia, Megan Lamson, Barbara Seidel, Dena M. Sedar, Scott Santos, Justin Havird, J. A. Havird, M. C. Rains, Kenneth Irvine, Angela Arthington, Mary Kelly-Quinn, Stefan Bertilsson, Tim J. Hollibaugh, A. Channing, Martin J. Siegert, Catherine Reidy Liermann, Malcom Beveridge, Thomas S. Bianchi, Ryan J. Woodland, Katherine A. Dafforn, Sarah L. McSweeney, Nick A. Cutler, Sean N. Porter, Robert J. Orth, Andrew H. Altieri, Serio Rossi, Charles R. C. Sheppard, Stephen E. Swearer, Ryan R. Rykaczewski, Lynne J. Shannon, Imants G. Priede, Tracey Sutton, Jeremy T. Claisse, Alicia T. R. Acosta, Paul E. Carnell, Tasman P. Crowe, Louise B. Firth, Neil D. Burgess, Sylvia E. Hay, Lila Garvia Riveiro, Irene Zager, Lucie Bland, and Richard T. Kingsford. 2020. Indicative Distribution Maps for Ecological Functional Groups - Level 3 of IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology . https://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facdatasets/12.