In this video abstract we explain how can we measure the uncertainty coming from the limitations of biodiversity data, and how can it be incorporated into models for conservation decision-making. To do this we developed the first Maps of Biogeographical Ignorance, a tool that accounts for uncertainty in big-data biodiversity analysis. This allows making models of biodiversity trends and shifts in species distributions under global change together with fair estimates of their performance through space.

For more information you can check the our recent articles in Research Outreach and Ecography, and a podcast at researchpod.