Working Group 7
Dynamic atlas of Quebec’s biodiversityThe program of this working group is designed to develop an information infrastructure that will serve researchers as they ask questions or obtain specimen data relevant to their research in a wide range of disciplines, from taxonomy to ecology. Indeed, maps and atlas data may provide the basis for the generation of ecological or biogeographical hypotheses by researchers; the creation of bioclimatic models, the evaluation or creation of protected areas, the development of species lists by MRCs, cities or any other jurisdiction requiring biodiversity data for management, education of the general public, particularly at the school level, for example by showing students that the distribution of animals and plants around them are linked to the global environment and that changing it may alter the area in which they live.
The atlas will include a set of thematic maps (climate data, geological data, etc.) for visualizing specimen data from collections from the portal Canadensys. These maps will enable researchers and the public to explore biodiversity data based on environmental parameters such as climate, geology or land use.
Objectives of the group:
MembersLuc Brouillet (Université de Montréal), Terry Wheeler (McGill University), Sylvie de Blois (McGill University), Jeffrey Cardille (McGill University), Anne Bruneau (Université de Montréal), Christian Gendreau (Canadensys, Centre sur la biodiversité, Université de Montréal), Peter Desmet (Canadensys, Centre sur la biodiversité, Université de Montréal),
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