C5.039 Report on the application of geoplatform software to map inventory completeness

This report describes application to map inventory completeness. The main conclusions raised by report C5.35 & C5.38 are that:
1. current species distribution information is biased and insufficient for most taxonomic groups
2. modelling methods can not provide reliable and useful distribution predictions if they are based in these biased of data.”
For that reason key tools to implement were identified which allow to:
1. examine the degree of completeness of distributional information,
2. discriminate well surveyed localities from those that do not have reliable inventories,
3. identify sets of areas where to carry out additional surveys, in order to increase the level of coverage of the environmental and spatial variation of a given region.