Plant biodiversity hotspots & climate change refugia in Alberta

We modeled the current and future (2080s) distribution for 1,541 vascular plants of Alberta (>90% of total) to map patterns in species richness, phylogenetic diversity and endemism. Maps provided here represent the places in Alberta that are hotspots in richness, phylogenetic diversity and endemism, places projected to lose or gain species, and areas considered to represent future refugia for plant biodiversity. This is from Zhang et al. (2015).


Complete modelling dataset (.zip)
Readme (.docx)


Funded by:
Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI)