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IP015: Antarctic Biogeography Revisited: Updating the Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions

ATCM XL and CEP XX 2017, Beijing, China

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IP015: Antarctic Biogeography Revisited: Updating the Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions (with Australia and New Zealand)

Submitted: 06/04/2017

Summary:

This paper summarises the attached publication by Terauds and Lee (2016), which presents a revised and extended analyses of the spatial distribution of Antarctic terrestrial biodiversity. The revision incorporated the most recent spatial data representing Antarctic ice-free areas, and identified an additional biologically distinct (16th) Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Region (ACBR). Summary statistics generated by Terauds and Lee (2016) for the updated ACBRs (ACBRs Version 2) set of bioregions are reproduced.

ATCM - Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
CEP - Committee for Environmental Protection
40th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
22 May 2017 - 01 Jun 2017